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Contact us at: The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: www.ipropertymedia.com Email: info@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com Luxury Brand Director: Nick Edgely Luxury Lifestyle Editor: Josie Goodbody Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man Motoring Editor: Kevin Haggarthy DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen joe@ipropertymedia.com Rositsa Storrs rositsa@ipropertymedia.com SALES MANAGER Adam Horton ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Alex Brackin, Carys Shaves, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston accounts@ipropertymedia.com Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2016 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

Welcome! You may notice a distinctly nautical theme to this issue. We’ve included features on both cruising on the soon to be refurbished Queen Mary 2 and creating a bespoke super-yacht to your exact specifications. As long as your ideas meet with stringent safety regulations, you can stipulate the size and style you wish. Needless to say, there is almost endless scope for planning the interior design below decks too. Speaking personally, there’s nothing I enjoy more than taking to our boat ‘Late September’ on a Friday evening. Weatherpermitting, we have dinner and a glass of wine in the cockpit watching the seabirds gather while the sun goes down. There begins a weekend of utmost relaxation sailing around the East Anglian coastline with our route determined only by the wind and the tide. Laptops are banned onboard and mobiles only switched on periodically – sheer heaven! Destination-wise, we decided to look into the comparisons between properties and lifestyle offered by neighbouring locations. For example, how do Mayfair and Knightsbridge in London compare and how does Nueva Andalucia shape up to Sierra Blanca in Spain? I think you’ll agree that our property experts have given much food for thought. Other areas under scrutiny are Dubai, where our focus is on high-rise apartment living; California with its endless sunshine; the Caribbean’s glorious Windward Islands; and South Africa where your money goes a very long way, particularly at present.

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Standard & British Airways Edition: 186 Mahoenui Valley Road, Auckland, New Zealand: Set in beautifully landscaped park-like grounds, just 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, is an English-style mansion beyond compare. Designed by Greg Noble Architect, every detail of the property has been masterfully planned and executed. The home‘s 2375m2 of living space also includes a gym, lap pool, outdoor pool, and hot pool, a circular home theatre, library, and billiards room. And all this, just 20 minutes drive from Auckland’s CBD. For sale by international tender. Barfoot & Thompson Contact: Christina Tang +6421 289 5688 / +649 376 3039 / c.tang@barfoot.co.nz Web: www.barfoot.co.nz/564136 See page 30

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Emirates Edition: Bayti Villas, Al Hamra Village, Ras Al Khaimah: Set amidst 3 beautifully landscaped recreational parks and a few steps away from the award winning and 72 par championship Al Hamra Golf Course and the Waldorf Astoria, Bayti Villas are 100% freehold. Located on large corner plots, every detail of the properties have been masterfully planned and executed by international award winning developer Al Hamra. With only 5 villas developed, these exclusive homes’ 639m2 of living space include 6 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, majilis, family room and dining room. For sale by Al Hamra. Contact: Al Hamra +971 7 243 27 24 Web: www.alhamravillage.com

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contents 15 Europe’s finest locations 32 Desire

Lisa Burn compares properties and lifestyle in Spain’s Nueva Andalucia and Sierra Blanca

A solid gold hi-fi collection and a timepiece finished in 24-carat gold are both highly desirable

39 Finery

Exquisite jewellery, a cocktail hamper by Rolls-Royce, a limited edition Aston Martin DB5 sculpture and more

44 Time flies 47 Luxe 57 An appreciation of art 65 Room for relaxation 73 Drive 82 A yacht is born 84 Palace ahoy! 89 Mayfair vs Knightsbridge 101 California dreaming 113 Windward bound 113 The world’s best places to Live 143 Living the high life 169 World’s Best Property Awards

Watches with wow factor from Breitling, the official supplier to world aviation

Eye-catching and elegant furniture and adornments for the home

Current exhibitions around the world plus a fine art and antiques fair taking place in Chelsea

Two award-winning interior designers offer advice on perfecting lounge decor

Kevin Haggarthy’s latest news and reviews from the glamorous world of motoring

Tailor-make your ideal vessel with the help of specialist super-yacht builder Lürssen

A major refit of Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will make cruising onboard even more regal

Property experts give their views on which prime London location to choose

Why the Golden State continues to glitter in so many different ways

Ginetta Vedrickas explores the charm of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands

We highlight South Africa’s most appealing properties and safari experiences

Dubai’s skyscraper apartments offer heady views and entertaining areas

Discover the winners of the 2015-2016 World's Best Property Awards

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pain has long been a favourite with foreign buyers looking to combine a laid-back, luxurious lifestyle against a backdrop of sun, sea and sand. Marbella, notably, has become a playground for the very rich, with magnificent yachts harboured in Puerto Banus and magnificent properties along the golden mile. Just outside central Marbella, Nueva Andalucia and Sierra Blanca offer alternatives to buyers whose interests lie away from the coast. “Nueva Andalucia otherwise known as the Golf Valley is home to four world-class golf courses: La Quinta, Los Naranjos, Aloha and Las Brisas golf clubs. This has shaped the real estate market over the last 40 years and created a hub for golf enthusiasts the world over,” says Mark Harvey, partner at Knight Frank. You don’t have to be a golf pro to live there, however. The area has many amenities, including several international schools, shops and restaurants, offering a community hub to residents, while the nightlife of Puerto Banus is easily accessible. The Sierra Blanca Mountains tower above Marbella and in the foothills of La Concha lies the newer community of Sierra Blanca. “It is home to some of Europe’s most spectacular properties and extravagant villas,” says Loraine Murphy from Fine & Country Marbella. “The streets are safe and immaculately kept, creating an atmosphere of privacy, peace and calm.” The majority occupies large plots and being at a high level, many afford panoramic views of the coast and beyond to North Africa. According to Mr Harvey, “Sierra Blanca is reminiscent of the heights

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of California and offers the super rich a private discreet and highly policed environment above Marbella’s golden mile. This is an area of pure residential property comprised primarily of great mansions offering exceptional proportions and dramatic coastal views. “As the real estate market in Marbella is starting to gather pace again many people are seeing the appeal of Nueva Andalucía. Many of the properties are either front line golf or have golf views,” explains Ms Murphy. Homes here are generally villas with gardens, though there are some apartments. “The best properties can be found to the north where the land starts rising and then you get beautiful golf and sea views,” says Stephen Lahiri, director at Lucas Fox Marbella. “It is possible to walk, or cycle to facilities and to the coast from most areas of Nueva Andalucia – it takes 20 - 30 minutes – so it is an ideal area to live permanently.” For rentals intent on capturing the high-end holiday market this variety is also appealing. “It is both close enough but far enough from the hustle and bustle of the beach area and towns – very calm, secure and tranquil,” says Mr Lahiri. The area tends to be popular with northern Europeans, he adds, whereas the exclusivity of Sierra Blanca makes it popular with international buyers. “It attracts mixed nationalities including Middle East, Russian and Spanish.” James Evans, director of Lucas Fox Marbella, agrees. “There are all nationalities in Sierra Blanca and a good percentage live here full time due to some fantastic international schools very close by. Sierra Blanca is a great area for the discerning client who may travel frequently, but bases the family in Marbella.” International Property & Travel

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The lower level includes a two-bedroom guest apartment with lounge, bathroom and kitchenette; storeroom; wine cellar; cinema room with bar; fourcar garage with revolving floor and machinery room. Outside is a wonderful

entrance hall; spacious living room with gas fireplace; open

mature garden complete with a geothermally heated saltwater pool and

kitchen with dining area and a beautiful study, all with

vegetable garden.

access to large covered terrace with water features, two gas

A host of additional features include a domotic system for lighting, TV, video,

fireplaces, glass curtains and access to the pool. The master

music, air-conditioning, underfloor heating and two alarm systems. Ideally located

en suite bedroom has a gas fireplace, ‘his and her’ walk-in

in one of Marbella’s best areas, the property also offers the possibility of building

wardrobes (hers being upstairs) and private terraces. On the

an additional house on the upper plot of 3,017 m2 and a building volume of 0.25%.

upper level there are three en suite guest bedrooms, all with

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Villa El Minzah, El Madroñal, Marbella Stunning cortijo-style country mansion on the hilltop of a gated community with 24-hour security. Located just above La Quinta Golf Course, it is within less than 10 minutes’ drive to Puerto Banús and five-minutes’ drive to Marbella centre. Beautifully designed by the renowned architect César de Leyva, this magnificent seven-bedroom mansion enjoys some of the most amazing views in Southern Spain, with uninterrupted views to the Mediterranean coastline, Marbella’s La Concha Mountain and the surrounding natural countryside. An impressive driveway along manicured gardens leads to the magnificent entrance to the property built around a typical Spanish central courtyard with fountain. The property features a grandiose style living room with fireplace, cathedral ceiling with exposed wooden beams, rich white marble floors and carpentry. French doors lead on to a terrace with wonderful views to the sea. The elegant dining room features a white coffered ceiling, white marble floors, a fireplace and French doors opening on to a further terrace. A country style kitchen with dining area has access to yet another terrace. On this level there are two guest suites and two further bedrooms. An elegant tiled staircase leads to the upper level offering the master suite and two further bedrooms. The basement offers separate staff accommodation, a wine cellar and garage space for three cars. Outside is a wonderful, award-winning, landscaped garden on the 11,097m2 plot, including many water features and fruit orchards, a heated pool and pool house which could be converted £4m / €4.5m / $4.9m Ref. 9001

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with a sauna and large Jacuzzi with an adjacent TV and lounge area with access to

A warm, wonderful and very private mansion with sea views,

the garden. There is also a three-car garage with further outdoor parking spaces.

within easy walking distance to Puerto Banús. This family

Some of the large and beautiful garden is on a second, very flat plot, allowing

home is surrounded by a beautiful, large, mature garden on

for the possibility of building a separate villa of over 900m2 plus basement as a

a plot of 3,593m2 with several water features, making it ideal

guest house or as a stand-alone property. This is a truly magnificent home in one

for elegant day or night-time entertaining.

of Marbella's most desirable neighbourhoods.

The 805m2 house has modern features and a touch of

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old world sophistication. A lovely entrance garden path

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leads to the entrance door of this stunning home. The ground floor features an impressive entrance hallway; a living room with adjacent TV room; an en suite guest bedroom with private garden terrace; a large Italian kitchen; indoor and outdoor formal dining areas; a large freeform pool; and a garden bar with its own outdoor kitchen and barbecue. On the upper level there is a large en suite master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe; two further guest bedrooms which share access to a large terrace with sea views. The lower level offers staff quarters; a spa and gym 18

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Almost 17,000m2 of magnificent gardens and sports facilities complement the property, itself comprising 2,600m2. There is a possibility of building further houses as the zoning of the land allows a 0.30% building volume and a minimum plot size

Casa Rachel, Sierra Blanca, Marbella

of 2,000m2. Areas such as the stunning entrance courtyard, the Turkish salon, the spa with indoor pool and the library blend in perfectly with the property's

On the sun-kissed southern coast of Spain, Marbella

distinctive style. Outside vastly spacious porches and

draws people in search of a cosmopolitan, affluent

terraces beckon for al fresco entertaining.

lifestyle, in peaceful and privileged surroundings.

The property must be experienced

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personally to fully understand why this is one of

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the market in Spain.

Enjoying unsurpassed breathtaking views to both

Price on application Ref. 7853

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CIELO CAMOJAN, SIERRA BLANCA This seven-bedroom villa is close to Puerto Banus, Marbella town and the beach, and within a gated community. The ground floor has an open-plan living and dining area, a high-tech kitchen, inside courtyard and guest suite. Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a lavish en suite bathroom, sitting area and fireplace. The villa’s basement level is home to a self-contained apartment with bedroom, bathroom, living area and kitchen, as well as an entertainment area and three-car garage. Outside, the gardens feature a swimming pool and terraces offer views over the coast. £4.13m / €5.475m / $6m Cluttons +34 951 120 169

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SIERRA BLANCA This newly constructed residence was designed with the utmost luxury in mind. The floors are travertine marble, bathroom suites are by Villeroy & Boch, floor to ceiling windows and glass walls optimise natural daylight and solar energy heats the water. The villa affords stunning views of the sea and features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, spacious open-plan living areas, a pool, terraces, gardens and a self-contained staff apartment. £7.55m / €10m / $11m Knight Frank +44 20 7861 5034

Golf Valley, Nueva Andalucia La Quinta is a contemporary design villa with six bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms clad in marble, onyx and jade. Thanks to its position at the top of a hill, it offers spectacular views over the sea and mountains from its wraparound terraces, swimming pool and gardens. Inside, the bedrooms have wooden floors and fitted wardrobes. The kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances and two spacious sitting rooms feature a statement fireplace. A gym, sauna, home cinema room, wine cellar and staff quarters complete the property. £10.57m / €14m / $15.34m Sotheby’s International Realty +44 (0)20 7495 9580 International Property & Travel

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Albufeira, Portugal Combining lush green surroundings and close proximity to beaches, this villa will delight the most demanding and discerning lovers of beautiful properties. It is situated on an attractive plot of 1,100m2 with a garden, barbecue area and outdoor swimming pool. The property consists of 750m2 of living space which includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, an underground garage for five cars, a basement and wine cellar. Air conditioning, terraces and balconies complete the facilities at this impressive home. Price on application Crest Immobilier +41 22 788 4401 e: info@crestimmobilier.com

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kitchen, dining and lounge lends a homeliness and family feel to the everyday spaces. Downstairs, a formal vaulted dining room and adjoining wine cellars provide great atmosphere for many memorable special evenings. And with 12 bedrooms, seven en suites, and garaging for 10, A stunning piece of architecture, this 23-hectare

this certainly is a home is designed for those who

English-style country estate is lavish in scope and

love entertaining.

luxurious in detail. Set in rich, varied gardens amid an

The home‘s 2,375m2 of living space also includes a

extensive manicured parkland, this four level mansion

gym, lap pool, outdoor pool, and hot pool, a circular

is designed with bright, open-plan spaces and built

home theatre, library, and billiards room. And all this,

for lasting quality using only the finest materials.

just 20 minutes drive from Auckland’s CBD.

The gardens’ centrepiece, a water feature

For sale by international tender

cascading over six stone terraces, leads up from the

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finishes, the Valkyrie impresses with understated elegance.

and the experimental Valkyrie-X version.

The exterior comes in a range of custom finishes while the

Built for speed, the Valkyrie is the fastest

interior features premium leather seats, hand stitched by

private aircraft in its class with the ability

former Hermès craftsmen. It comfortably seats five people,

to travel up to 260 knots. In contrast, other

including the pilot, with ample storage for golf clubs, skis and

single engine piston aircraft usually tap out

suitcases. And, as the propulsion engine is in the rear of the

at 242 knots.

plane, this allows for a quiet and comfortable cabin.

The Valkyrie is a canard aircraft, equipped

From £409,000 / €531,700 / $595,000 for the Valkyrie-X

with a forewing to prevent the plane from

£480,500 / €624,625 / $699,000 for the Co50 Valkyrie

stalling in the air. This provides a tremendous

 www.cobalt-aircraft.com

peace of mind to pilots and ensures the industry’s safest landings and takeoffs. An onboard parachute is also provided for an additional sense of security. What’s more,

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TYPE B : KITCHEN (25 MINUTES)

SIAM COUNTRY CLUB

BUY BACK SCHEME When your 5 year rental guarantee expires you have the option of selling your property back to us at purchase price. T&Cs apply.

Club Quarters Condominium will offer a wonderful living experience never seen before in stunning Bang Saray, Thailand. With breathtaking sea and mountain views, this magnificent development has something for everyone.

(5 MINUTES)

3% CAPITAL RETURN over the construction period. Investors who pay for their properties in full will benefit from the 10% rental guarantee.

NONG NOOCH

5 YEAR 10% RENTAL GUARANTEE. A hands off investment that is fully managed for the full 5 year period by our partner’s management company. Exercise the right to stay at your condo for up to two weeks every year. T&Cs apply.

TYPE B : BEDROOM

PRICES START from 1,293,750 THB

We are the only UK based agents handling this project. Contact us for all enquiries. We will be launching at The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show on 15-16 April 2016 at the Excel Centre, London. For exclusive pre-bookings and more information please contact us.

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early 300 years ago John

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Whitehurst, a revolutionary

the first timepiece this century, it was imperative

English engineer, was designing

that it set new standards. Therefore, the company

and hand-making precision

re-examined one of its most famous designs –

timepieces that were centuries ahead of their

the original Y Frame clock, which has rested at

time. Even now, they stand proud in historic

the Duke of Devonshire's bedside in Chatsworth

buildings around the world and their accuracy

House, Derbyshire, England for almost 200 years.

remains unquestioned.

As with that piece, the majority of the materials for the new timepiece came from the same foundry and, whenever possible, have been cut from the same piece of brass to enhance the precision. Once completed, each individual cog, along with the framework, were finished in protective 24 carat gold. This timepiece also features a number of components that can be tailored to a customer’s

From £150,000 / €204,170 / $219,530  www.whitehurstclocks.com

exact specifications – a first in the long history of Whitehurst. Commissions already undertaken include designing and creating a clock stand from the same marble as used for the Taj Mahal, and producing a breathtaking crystal stand crafted by world-leading creative to royalty, David Redman.

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YOUR SEARCH...RE-DEFINED. i m m e rs e yo u rs e l f i n s i r.c o m

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This fabulous villa forms a perfect retreat on Nurai Island, yet is only 15 minutes from the shores of Abu Dhabi

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Characterising an impressive ‘Maldives’ setting, this extraordinary waterfront residence offers a private retreat and the finest luxury living in a paradise-like abode. The home features modern architecture and furniture, four grand bedrooms, five bathrooms and unobstructed views of the sea and beyond. The villa is surrounded by water pools and presents massive glass windows throughout both the ground and upper floors, showering the interiors with natural light. Luxurious modern finishing and furnishing spread a canvas of simple sophistication against a scenic azure backdrop of the ocean. A step outside is congruent to a journey to a paradise. Pristine water, captivating views of the sea and beyond, fresh air, and an enigmatic atmosphere of serenity and seclusion enthrall residents to recuperate from a busy week and cherish a life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. An elevated sea-viewing platform with sun loungers stands still and calm – perfect for basking in the glorious summer sun, meditating, sunset watching, stargazing or for a romantic candlelight dinner. Nurai Island is awarded as the ‘Most Luxurious Project in the World’ (Newsweek’s Arabic Edition 2008). It is a stunning natural island located in the Arabian Gulf, just a few minutes off the coast of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The island features a limited number of breathtaking luxury beachfront estates and waterfront villas, illustrating exclusivity at its finest. Property ID: 95XK9L

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Tower Walk, St Katharine Docks. A breath-taking townhouse situated in a gated development in one of London’s most sought-after waterside locations. Arranged over three floors, the property showcases stunning waterside views and has been extensively reconfigured and refurbished to the highest standards. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, secure parking, 3,272 sq. ft. St. Katharine’s Way is located moments from the bars and restaurants of St. Katharine Docks, a short walk from the City of London and Tower Hill underground station. WEB: DVL3N7. £5,250,000. Simon Tollit.

Invoke is situated along a bend on the Ganges, at Byasi, near Rishikesh, with direct access to a riverfront beach. These 24 riverfront villas are built on 7.5 acres of land with private beach access. Densely landscaped exclusion perimeters around individual homes to assure privacy and extensive personal space. A standard 3,500 sq. ft. villa is built in an area of 6,500 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, large decks, terrace gardens & private pools. WEB: 6NGQH2. $1,500,000 US. Akash Puri. Akash.puri@sothebysrealty.com

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This large family home offers unparalleled views to Siena and Montalcino bringing a deep sense of inner peace and contentment. The property includes a three story main house and an annex sited on 30 ha of land (fields, wood and a truffle reserve) including 1 ha of fenced garden. An infinity pool with a whirlpool corner along with the most advanced technologies make this estate a truly unique opportunity on the market. €3,900,000. Eugenia Diletta Carutti. diletta.carutti@milan-sothebysrealty.com

Secluded amid the tropical vegetation, this charming beachfront 3 bedroom apartment of 215 sq. m. is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary. Only a few steps from the golf course, secluded amid its tropical green surrounds with a pathway leading to the Anahita beach resort. The large veranda and plunge pool provide an oasis for pure relaxation and shape the “Mauritian veranda living”. Access to permanent Mauritian residency. WEB: PS5HQV. $1,100,000 US. Elisabeth Lallemand. elallemand@sir.mu

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Our quest to find the most breathtaking jewellery and other exquisite items never disappoints

Charmed by nature By looking for inspiration in many different places, such as nature, architecture and ancient myths, David Marshall’s jewellery designs combine familiar elements with a contemporary vision. His Beach Rocks 42 inch charm chain necklace set with diamonds and tsavorites is a perfect example. Shown here in yellow gold, it’s also available in 18ct white or red gold. £10,200 / €13,650 / $15,000  www.davidmarshalllondon.com

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Destined to delight Renowned jeweller, Tresor Paris, has recently unveiled its new diamond ring. This stunning piece features a rare, natural, bluish-green diamond, totalling 7.58ct with a distinctive Asscher cut. £1.97m / €2.624m / $2.863m  www.tresorparis.co.uk

The Yard-O-Led Pencil Company was founded in London, in 1934 by a gentleman named Brenner in order to produce his patent propelling pencils. Each one contained 12 three-inch leads, thus totalling 36 inches or a ‘yard of lead’. Since then, the company has produced a number of stylish models, such as this Yard-O-Led

Pearls of perfection Founded in 1973, Yoko London has become one of the world’s leading pearl jewellers.

Viceroy Grand Victorian Fountain Pen. £675 / €899 / $980  www.penfriend.co.uk

The company now houses one of the world’s rarest pearl collections, with many pearls in unique natural colours and sizes. Each pearl is hand-picked for every design, with some intricate designs taking up to a year to complete. These ‘Mayfair’ earrings are set in 18k white gold and adorned with diamonds and South Sea pearls. £58,500 / €78,200 / $85,230  www.yokolondon.com

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Shaken, not stirred Here’s the perfect gift for the Rolls-Royce owner who has everything. Just 15 of these ‘Cocktail Hampers’ have been produced in consultation with experts from upmarket London hotels, including The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane. Each one takes eight weeks to make and is carved from American walnut £26,335 / €35,065 / $38,256  www.roll-roycemotorcars.com

and clad in leather. Contents include platinumrimmed, hand blown glasses by Theresienthal, handmade decanters, a cocktail shaker, ice bucket, knife, bottle opener, food containers, glass serving tray, cocktail book and chopping board. Two canapé dishes are hidden in the hamper’s lower compartments, either side of an ice bucket, whilst discreet drawers hold recipe cards and cotton napkins. Smaller utensils including a muddler finished in American Walnut and a strainer engraved with the ‘RR’ monogram are securely stored on a specially developed moveable rack that can be locked when not in use. International Property & Travel

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Iconic inspiration The Aston Martin DB5 is the second of five sculptures in the award winning artist series of iconic sports cars. The others are the Mercedes Benz 300 SL, Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Miura and the Ford GT40. A limited edition of 50 pieces of the 1:24 scale sculpture will be made in solid silver finished with 24 karat gold. One special edition of each iconic sports car will be made in solid 18 karat gold and finished with 24 karat gold. Every art piece comes with a piano black lacquered case containing a solid silver USB stick finished with 24 karat gold, containing the certificate of authentication. £34,466 / €46,065 / $50,225  www.danteart.ch

In the pink Drawing inspiration from his love of vintage jewellery, Martin Katz creates contemporary pieces with an ‘old soul’. Each piece is one-of-a-kind or limited in production, signed, numbered and made with unsurpassed attention to detail and the highest quality stones and craftsmanship. Featured here is a pair of Martin Katz yellow-green cushion diamond earrings set in 18kt rose gold and platinum. They also include brilliant white cushion diamonds, six intense pink round diamonds and are microset with fancy pink diamonds. £577,000 / €768,700 / $837,730  www.martinkatz.com

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LEGGETT PRESTIGE

Luxury French Homes and Country Estates Leggett Prestige hosts a fabulous portfolio of hand picked properties, enticing buyers from all over the world to make an investment in the current French market. Take advantage of our award winning premier buying experience; our discreet and friendly Prestige Team will assist and guide you through the French buying process; from your initial enquiry through to ensuring you’re comfortably

settled in your new home. Whether you’re considering a private family home, an historic chateau or one of our exclusive new luxury freehold ski apartments in a prime location in Chamonix, French Alps, our highly skilled, in-house legal team will work closely with you, ensuring you benefit directly from our unrivalled level of service. There is no better way to sell a luxury

property in France than through Leggett Prestige; with our extensive database of registered international buyers and a one million euro marketing budget, no other French estate agency offers your property the same level of worldwide exposure. It’s no wonder we were recently awarded, for the third year running, the title of “Best Estate Agency in France.”

CHARENTE REF: 41666 €625,000 Beautiful 5 bedroom, country home full of lovely original, character features and surrounded by 10Ha of park and woodland. Swimming pool, lake and super views only 10 mins from Angouleme.

CHAMONIX, MONT BLANC REF: 59546 POA Rare opportunity to purchase a luxury freehold apartment in the prime residential area of Chamonix. From 1 bed, 1 bath to 6 bedroom duplex penthouses with private spa and lift.

ORNE REF: P2151EI €690,000 Delightful country estate comprising two houses with a total of 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms set in 6 acres of landscaped grounds in the Perche National Park. Pool, tennis court and boules alley.

ST GERVAIS, HAUTE SAVOIE REF: 53267 €1,060,000 This restored farmhouse is now an 8 bed / 6 bath chalet with the possibility to be a catered ski chalet / B&B business. Situated 2kms from the cable car with wonderful mountain views.

MAINE ET LOIRE REF: 47710 €768,394 Attractive and spacious 19thC château, with many original features, 6 bedrooms, 3 additional gites, a heated swimming pool and 1.3Ha of grounds. Located in a village close to Samur.

ALPES MARITIMES REF: 59138 €535,000 Exclusive 1 bed / 1 bath luxury apartment in the sought after residence of Imperial Bay on the Côte d’Azur. Large south facing terrace, sea views and located just 6 miles from Cannes.

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Head Office: Leggett Immobilier, La Maison du Chapitre, Route de Riberac 24340 La Rochebeaucourt France. All prices include agency fees.

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Time flies

As official supplier to aviation, Breitling is a leader in the field of wrist chronographs

From ÂŁ38,620 / â‚Ź50,650 / $55,120

BREITLING FOR BENTLEY B05 Unitime covering all 24 timezones in red gold with crocodile leather strap

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LADIES’ GALACTIC 36 Automatic

£23,4 10 / €30,700 / $33,400

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ou simply don’t become official supplier to world aviation by chance, a specialist of technical watches, Breitling has played a crucial role in the development of the wrist chronograph and is a leader in this complication. The firm has shared all the finest moments in the conquest of the skies thanks to its sturdy, reliable and high-performance instruments. One of the world’s only major watch brands to equip all its models with chronometer-certified movements, the ultimate token of precision, Breitling is also one of the rare companies to produce its own mechanical chronograph movements, entirely developed and manufactured in its own workshops. This family business is also one of the last remaining independent Swiss watch brands. Here we showcase four stunning examples of its craftsmanship. ¢

£10,500 / €13,770 / $15,000

LADIES’ CHRONOMAT 38 SLEEK T with diamond bezel and diamond dot dial

 www.breitling.com

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luxe Create a focal point in your home with any one of these stunning items

At your leisure

If you’re looking for a range of stylish yet extremely comfortable outdoor furniture, then the Square lounge suite by Cane-line is worth investigating. It features a sofa and an easy chair and matches the company’s other elegant ranges. Made of teak, the chairs have comfortable grey cushions made in a textile specially developed for Cane-line, which feels like an ordinary sofa cushion but which can be left outdoors all year round. They can even withstand rain as the textile cover wicks moisture away from the foam core. What’s more, a slide function allows the seat and back to follow your movements so that you can sit upright or glide into a more laid-back position. Lounge chair with cushions £1,030 / €1,350 / $1,475 Sofa with cushions £1,845 / €2,420 / $2,640

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Copper classic With metal finishes being on-trend in bathroom design, Roca has introduced a striking new addition to its elegant Eliptico freestanding bathtub, an aged copper finish. Giving an industrial edge to the bathroom, it has a traditional roll-top, while a choice of leg options offer the opportunity to add a modern twist to what is a design classic. Combine the bath with eagle feet for understated classical elegance, or opt for a red leg set with integrated towel rail or ‘L’ shaped cherry wood legs for a contemporary finish. From £1,766 / €2,345 / $2,545  www.uk.roca.com

Illuminate interior spaces whilst also creating a contemporary interior statement with a striking lighting design in black and brass from British brand, Bert Frank. Hand-picked from the exclusive range of inspiring and original lighting solutions by Robbie Llewellyn, this collection of wall, table and pendant lights includes the Arbor wall light shown here, crafted from the finest quality solid brass.

Radiating colour

£1,530 / €1,999 / $2,200  www.bertfrank.co.uk

Glass is proving to be a contemporary and practical material for radiator design, prompting an exclusive new range - the Kinetic Glass Radiator Collection. Created in conjunction with Mega Glass for The Radiator Centre, they are available in a range of colours to complement any interior scheme from pops of green and yellow to sleek greys and blacks. A design or photo can also be applied and this, together with the selected colours, is infused at high temperatures on to the back of the glass surface. The result is a permanent image that won’t degrade with heat or light. £883 / €1,170 / $1,270  www.theradiatorcentre.com 48

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The beauty of the Kolarz range of lighting lies in its versatility and breadth of designs, with collections ranging from exquisite traditional crystal chandeliers to striking, modern pieces. This new, dramatic, red velvet and silk shaded example is an innovative and exciting contemporary twist on the classic chandelier. The design team took the bold step of covering the arms of the chandelier in red velvet and adding matching silk organza shades. Made to order from the finest materials, including Kolarz Austrian crystals and 24-carat gold leaf, bespoke versions can be created in black and white with added coloured crystals. From ÂŁ3,500 / â‚Ź4,650 / $5,050 ď‚„ www.kolarz-uk.com

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Table of note While music expresses ideas and emotions through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and colour, notation is the written expression of music notes and rhythms on paper using symbols. From these musical notes Marco Sousa has been inspired to create another fabulous piece of furniture. ´Melody’ is a centre table that represents excerpts of musical sheets where melodies are written, all combined in an elegant design. Gold leaf £3,655 / €4,850 / $5,265 Brass £4,860 / €6,450 / $7,000  www.bymarcosousa.com

Strength in stone

These magnificent life-sized, stone Empire Lions continue the tradition of noble preeminence the beast has held in art and sculpture over the ages. In the style of Antonio Canova (1757 - 1822), the lions recall the celebrated colossal masterpieces for which he is famous, notably his life-size lion sculptures of the Vatican. Faithfully copied in the neoclassical revival in England following the Grand Tour, they peerlessly embody the virtues of patience, watchfulness, fortitude and nobility. The Empire Lions are sculpted in the UK and manufactured and hand aged (on or off the plinth) in reconstituted bath stone. They are also available as special commissions in handpatinated bronze or in cast stone. £8,580 / €11,200 / $12,280 per pair including plinth  www.cavendishstone.com

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Beyond Beauty This exhibition is the first US retrospective in nearly 20 years of the work of Irving Penn (1917 - 2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait and still life images that appeared in Vogue magazine. Drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, it includes the debut of 100 photographs recently donated to the museum by The Irving Penn Foundation. Also on view for the first time will be Super 8 mm films of Penn in Morocco, made by his wife Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, adding a vivid picture of the artist at work. Beyond Beauty will reveal the full expressive range of Penn’s art, featuring work from all stages of his career: street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, still lifes and more private studio images. Until March 20th, 2016 at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, USA  www.americanart.si.edu

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Lucy Dickens Great-great granddaughter of the famous writer Charles, Lucy Dickens began her career as a full-time artist in 1990. Ater a spell as fashion stylist for Condé Nast, she became a freelance illustrator, working for the Financial Times, Vogue, Brides, Harper’s Bazaar and Tatler. She began to paint while writing and illustrating a series of children’s books. Lucy takes enormous pleasure in observing and recording London life, with a gently satirical take on her subjects. She loves the glitter and the gold of grand hotels like the Ritz, Piccadilly, where the waiters, the porters and the barmen quietly attend to the orders of lipsticked, blue-lidded ladies in bodycon frocks with blow-dries and high heels. From April 26th - May 4th, 2016 at The Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia, London, UK  www.osg.uk.com

Alexander Calder Performing Sculpture

One of the truly groundbreaking artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder was a pioneer of kinetic sculpture and played an essential role in shaping the history of modernism. This exhibition will bring together approximately 100 works — including a selection of his most significant motorised mobiles — to reveal how Calder turned sculpture from a static object into a continually changing work to be experienced in real time. The exhibition traces the evolution of Calder’s distinct vocabulary, from his initial years captivating the artistic bohemia of inter-war Paris, to his later life spent between the towns of Roxbury in Connecticut and Saché in France. Until April 3rd, 2016 at the Tate Modern, London, UK  www.tate.org.uk

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Magic Object

2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art This exhibition takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, delving into a world of wonder and enchantment through the eyes of Australian contemporary artists. Magic Object will offer a space where free associations and insights are made possible by artists and audiences, where artists’ interests in the talismanic, in cultural rituals and material riddles enchant the viewer. The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is the country’s longest-running survey of contemporary Australian art. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Adelaide Biennial provides an opportunity for Australian artists to realise projects of a significant scale and impact. The last four biennials alone have brought more than 100 contemporary Australian artists to new audiences. Until May 15th, 2016 at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia  www.artgallery.sa.gov.au

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Wildlife and Sporting Art Chinese porcelain, collectors can be assured that every item has been authenticated and proven to be of the highest quality. In addition to offerings from BADA Members, the fair will host a Loan Exhibition from the Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway. Sir Gordon Russell (1892-1980) is widely recognised as a key figure in the history of British furniture design. His company received high profile commissions from Her Majesty The Queen, David Lloyd George as well as Coventry Cathedral. Russell’s designs spanned a move from the Arts & Crafts movement to the modern, minimalist aesthetic that emerged during and after the Second World War. From March 9th – 15th, 2016 at The Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London, UK  www.bada-antiques-fair.co.uk

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Fine Art & Antiques Fair

The Jerram Gallery in the middle of Dorset’s rolling countryside is the ideal venue for a major wildlife and sporting art exhibition. Fourteen of the most highly regarded names in sporting art are showing their latest paintings and sculptures. The line-up includes Carry Akroyd whose latest commissions include the bird illustration for the Bird of the Month column in The Oldie; David Miller, best known for his underwater paintings of game, coarse and marine fish; keen ornithologist, Alastair Proud; Brin Edwards, whose purpose built studio in Suffolk is made from straw bales; Greg Poole, an all-round keen naturalist; Terence Lambert, a key player in contemporary wildlife art; and Andrew Stock, past President of the Society of Wildlife Artists from 2004 – 2009. Artists working in bronze include Mark Coreth who in 2015 was commissioned by Prince Khalid Abdullah to sculpt a life-size bronze of the famous racehorse Frankel

Bringing together some of the finest furniture, objects

which was unveiled at Royal Ascot by HM The

and works of art from members of the prestigious

Queen; and one of the leading contemporary

British Antique Dealers’ Association, all participating

sculptors Simon Gudgeon.

dealers must submit their objects for rigorous

Prices range from £550 to £10,000

vetting before the fair opens. Whether purchasing

From March 5th - 23rd, 2016 at The Jerram

a signature piece of jewellery by Cartier or Tiffany,

Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

18th century furniture and clocks, Uzbek textiles or

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DESIGN IN HARMONY WITH NATURE AND PRICE

To find your local next125 retailer contact: info@inhouseltd.co.uk | 01661 842 304 | www.inhouseltd.co.uk

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y their very names, we are given a clear picture of what reception rooms and lounges set out to achieve. While being welcoming and inviting to receive guests, they should also suit the needs of the family. “Today’s lounges and reception rooms are not only an expression of oneself but an extension of group and family activities in sharing their affluence,” explains Flora Di Menna. As president and principal designer of Toronto-based Flora Di Menna Designs, she has been involved in the creation of multiaward winning interior design projects. “The layout, function and location of the room in the house is the first and foremost important part of the planning,” states Flora. “During this process we consider various factors such as where the entry point into the room is situated, and whether the space is mainly utilised in the daytime, evening or both. This information establishes the room facing setting within the property (ie north, south, east or west facing). Hence assisting in some of the design decisions to be made regarding colour and lighting. “The reception room (a modern version of the parlour) is located in close vicinity to the front foyer or entrance to the home. This is

your greeting lounge for guests and friends, without interfering with the remaining spaces of the home. Some of the more exclusive lounges are now accommodating a gender type environment where there would be a more masculine and feminine ambiance to the space; this is not to say that they are strictly gender specific. Or there may be more than one lounge; each accommodating daytime and nighttime functions.” Themes are created for the space and then carried throughout the millwork, furnishings, artwork and accessories. “As in the photograph of the daytime ‘Nature Theme’ lounge,” says Flora, “the environment projects a light, airy look in fabrics, furniture, colours and artwork. White lacquered millwork panels are designed with a bird branch design and placed over silver metallic back painted panels creating an ‘in relief ’ artwork. The lattice entry panels to the room simulate the airy exterior playfulness to the space. Furniture is not only kept light and airy in design, style and colour; but also is functional to the daytime activities of the room.” Original canvas paintings of wild, galloping horses, a colourful modern landscape scene over the fireplace and polished chrome, nickel and black marble lamps continue the theme with the leafy branch design. “Accessories enhance the theme,” explains Flora, “such as the artist’s originally designed black lacquer box topped with a large coral and crowned with jewelled butterflies seated on the tips, to the area rug with the light vine subtle design.” The picture of the ‘Evening Lounge’ portrays how the colours and materials are kept more robust to accent the activities of the room; yet kept simplistic in design. “Custom designed millwork cabinet in zebrano wood houses the exclusive brandy, cognac and cigar collection along with other collectables,” says Flora. “A full height bookmatched Calcutta marble fireplace enhances the strength and focal point of the room. “The furniture is selected and situated in the room for both group conversation and chess playing on the Ferrari carbon fibre chess set. The piano is situated for both evening playing and group activities along with sculptures and art collectables strategically placed along the perimeter of the room.” International Property & Travel

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Parisian elegance

The award-winning and internationally renowned designer, Christopher Guy Harrison is the founder and CEO of luxury furnishings brand Christopher Guy. Evocative of Parisian elegance, Christopher Guy’s decorative furnishings capture the refinement, elegance and sophistication of designers such as Coco Chanel, the muse behind Christopher Guy’s ‘Mademoiselle’ collection. “It is imperative to maintain a balance when it comes to interior design,” he explains. “The key to a good design lies in its visual balance, and I strongly believe that the finest and most enduring designs tend to be pure rather than complicated. That translates into elegance, which is what inspires me to continue to design – something that French furniture designers back in the 30s and 40s understood well. Balance is also what clients tend to look for in decorating their spaces and this is something we constantly strive for.” Christopher says that lighting is an important consideration for any room, as it creates ambience and can set the tone of the room. “It is important to choose lighting that suits a variety of uses. Create a focal point with a stunning chandelier, which looks impressive when hung above a dining table. A single-tier pendant made from glass will reflect the light beautifully. For a more 68

subtle look, table lamps on lighting circuits create moods.” Simplicity is key when trying to achieve a Parisian chic look. “For upholstery, opt for lavish materials such as rich velvets and sumptuous silks – layering decadent fabrics was typical of Chanel’s designs and resonates strongly with the art deco movement. To achieve an opulent look, pair rich fabrics with polished, lacquered hardwoods and plush buttoned details. “Precision and symmetry were key design components of Jazz Age style so when buying mirrors, lighting and occasional tables always buy a pair to keep your room scheme well balanced. The sunburst mirror was an iconic motif of art deco style and makes a striking focal point of any living area or bedroom. For a dramatic look, choose an oversized mirror to hang over a mantelpiece or in the hallway.”

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Yevette Kiah is creative head of Urban Design, a Singapore-based company specialising in interior design, concept consultancy, space planning and renovation projects. She advises those selecting furniture and furnishings to start by establishing the colour palette and overall design concept to determine the direction of each room. “In our project at Hougang Capeview,” she says, “the clients had chosen a nautical theme and had a collection of nautical 70

themed memorabilia that they wished to display in their home. With the walls painted a soothing colour of light blue, reminiscent of calm seawaters, the furnishings and furniture were kept to a soft and neutral palette to act as backdrop to the family’s valued collection that dramatically bring out the theme.” Notice how the cabinet has a dual purpose of creating a booth area for the dining area. “It is decked in a laminate of rustic wood design that immediately draws your attention the moment you step into the home,” explains Yevette. “With the dining space tucked away neatly, the rest of the living area is spacious with circulation space maximised. “In another project in Bishan where the clients are avid collectors of various novelties, the colour palette is kept monochromatic. This allows the colours of their collections to pop, while retaining layering elements of design that go in line with the atmosphere of whimsy evoked by the collections. The furniture is kept neutral and minimalist so that accent furniture such as the designer coffee table can stand out.” Urban Design t: +65 6251 7323 e: sales@urbandesign.com.sg w: www.urbandesign.com.sg

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Drive Could this be Audi’s answer to mobile adrenalin? Kevin Haggarthy test drives the sensational new Audi R8 V10 Plus seventh gear to settle at a ‘reasonable’ speed. Your head will be locked to the headrest, your arms stiffened at the wheel to keep the car in a straight line, the sheer force pushing endlessly to the lower part of your spine. Forgive me, but it’s almost sexual, a real high and unforgettably thrilling each time you dare push the throttle to even 75% of its full travel and (for the very brave) beyond. Sensational, yet so rooted to the road, and drawn to a halt in an instant by the standard fitting of excellent carbon ceramic brakes. It brings a smile to my face just thinking that this amazing excuse for a modern day cannonball can be just as easily used for the daily office commute. Programme the steering wheel mounted drive We test drove an Audi R8 V10 Plus

technology yet has a clear emphasis on safety and

select to ‘comfort’, switch the exhaust button to

minimising distraction from the road ahead. You’ll

‘normal’ rather than the tempting ‘sport’, set the

see this new dash set up in most Audi’s now, but

gearbox to auto instead of manual paddle shift,

user friendly supercar that it was. Step

what you won’t see is the integration of most of

and you could almost forget you are in the Devil’s

forward the new Audi R8 V10 Plus; it’s 15%

the auxiliary switchgear into the steering wheel;

Supercar. It is only the admiring glances and the

that’s unique to the R8. It’s all very intuitive,

limited luggage space that remind you are driving

and to our minds a benchmark in incorporating

a true modern day supercar. Colleagues from Audi

masses of new technology into a simple, safe, and

advised that it was not wise to press the ‘track’

uncluttered design.

only button on the steering wheel as it is not for

about two years ago and it won our hearts for the truly accomplished, yet

lighter and 40% stiffer than the old car, even more powerful, with better external aerodynamics, and a well overdue complete interior overhaul. Whilst by no means a radical redesign on the outside the new R8 sits purposeful, and its lines

Bluntly speaking, it’s a rocket ship from hell and

have been smoothed out somewhat ultimately in

when set to ‘dynamic drive’ it sounds and goes

the interest of aerodynamics. The R8 V10 Plus is

like stink! Choosing to remain loyal to the free

distinguished from the ‘standard’ R8 V10 by the

revving supercharged joy of a beautifully showcase

fixed carbon fibre rear wing, matching carbon fibre

wrapped 6.3 litre V10, Audi has ensured that you

door mirrors, side blades and a rear diffuser. The

will relish in the tractability and thrust of 610 bhp

area most begging for a work-over in the old car

rocketing you to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds.

was the interior, now completely redesigned and much improved in this new car. It is now highly intuitive, driver focused, far less fussy, houses all the current state-of-the-art

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Purity is the key, combined with unrelenting linear progress, and great joy is to be had from this amazing V10 whilst powering hard through second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and finally

road use. Well I did, and it is the very reason why I must now find a bathroom.

TECH SPEC IN BRIEF Engine 5204cc 40v dual-injection V10, 602bhp @ 8250rpm, 413lb ft @ 6500rpm Transmission Seven-speed dual-clutch auto, four-wheel drive with rear LSD Performance 3.2sec 0-62mph, 205mph, 23.0mpg, 287g/km CO2 Weight/material 1555kg/aluminium and carbon fibre Dimensions (length/width/height in mm): 4426/1940/1240mm Price £137,500

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TECH SPEC IN BRIEF Engine 2.0l TD4 Diesel | Transmission 9 speed semi-automatic Power (BHP) 180 bhp | Torque 430/1,750 0-60mph in 8.4 sec | Top speed 117 mph Tyre size 195/65 R15 | CO2 97g/km | VED band A Average fuel consumption 76.3 mpg Basic price £43,000

Kings of off-roading

showroom hits, it is by no coincidence that the

over the previous car. The engine is a significant

Discovery Sport borrows the best features of both.

and notable improvement, proving very tractable

Thankfully, that is complemented by a massively

and pulling strongly from low speeds, yet also

improved interior giving a much needed premium

being a highly refined and ‘torquey’ long distance

feel to the car. It is spacious and comfortable too,

cruiser. That along with economy and emissions

and whilst legitimately claiming seven seats, the two

improvements, makes this one of the best 4 x 4s on

Put simply, the Land Rover Discovery Sport 2

‘extra’ ones located to the rear can be integrated flat

the market.

replaces the Freelander. Put in more complex terms

into the luggage floor pan. When lifted into position

it fills a void the Freelander didn’t by combining

they are suited mainly to children or for short

rugged practicality with a more luxurious feel and

distance adult travel.

better refinement With Land Rover there’s a guarantee of ‘go

When the new Discovery Sport was launched in January last year, it was available with just

anywhere, pull anything’ capability in a no

one engine – the 188bhp 2.2 SD4. Our test car

compromise workhorse. Yet the new Discovery

featured here, however, is fitted with the new diesel

Sport is so much more than this. A complete

engine (the TD4). Although now 2.0 litre turbo

redesign of the Freelander was of course, a must.

charged, generating 180 bhp, it has better all-round

With the Evoque and the Range Rover proving

performance and fuel economy and emissions

Bentley at Bathurst The Bathurst 12 Hour is an endurance race for GT and production cars held at the Mount Panorama Circuit, in Bathurst, Australia each February. This year, Bentley Motorsport finished the Bathurst 12 Hours in third place with its #10 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3. Piloted by Guy Smith (GB), Steven Kane (GB) and Matt Bell (GB), the car completed 297 laps of the 6.2km long circuit and led for just over an hour. The identical #31 car, which also led the race, finished in seventh place. This makes the brand the only GT manufacturer to cross the line with all of its entries after 12 hours of challenging but reliable racing for the Continental GT3s. “A podium finish in just our second year racing here at Mount Panorama Circuit is a great achievement,” commented Bentley's Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush. “Both of our cars have completed 12 hours of extremely demanding and competitive racing without any reliability issues. Staying out of trouble on the mountain is difficult and we fell foul of some incidents but the crew fought hard to keep us going and completed some very impressive pit stops.”

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NEW FERRARI IS FAST, FABULOUS AND FUNCTIONAL The Ferrari GTC4Lusso, making its debut at the Geneva International Motor show in March is an enhancement of Ferrari’s most usable car to date, the Ferrari FF. What’s more it integrates rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time in a Ferrari patented 4RM Evo four-wheel drive system. Ferrari claims this is the model for customers who want to use their cars every day, for all purposes and in all conditions. The car genuinely seats four adults and, based on the FF usage data buyers tend to be clocking up ‘30% higher average mileages with these cars’. This evolution of the Ferrari FF gets a new front grille with integrated air intakes, a roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser. This results in improved drag resistance over the standard FF. Its dual cockpit architecture is another first, as passengers can share in the fun with a digital performance readout ahead of them. The FF was always a good car, but now it looks drop dead gorgeous too. TECH SPEC IN BRIEF Engine Type V12 - 65° | Overall displacement 6262 cc Max. power output 507 kW (690 cv) at 8,000 rpm Max. torque 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm Performance Maximum speed 335 km/h 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds

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A grand

REUNION

Reacquainting with the brand, we take a look at Mercedes’ latest popular offering – the CLC 400 Coupe

seat memory package, a reversing camera and

Even the wipers are silent! At 70 mph the seven-

features the same equipment as the Premium Pack

speed, semi-automatic gearbox turns over at a

but adds a Harman Kardon sound system and

lazy 17-1800 rpm allowing you to choose between

Keyless Go to the mix. The Premium Plus Pack is

economy, sport, and manual. ‘Manual’ is by steering

easily worth the extra circa £3,500 when you are

mounted paddle shift, making for instant up and

spending at least £56,000 on your new purchase.

down changes with smooth easy, barely interrupted

The CLS 400 is highly refined and rewarding to

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average mpg (official figures), whereas there is no

making distance and long haul travel a pleasure.

lacking in speed and power with keen overtaking

The car is engaging to drive at any speed and has

pickup on demand.

he new generation CLS Coupé, was

electronically adjustable seats to suit every want and

introduced in the autumn of last year

need. That, along with the deep pile carpets, wood,

Benz, there has certainly been a massive step

with a new petrol engine taking the

leather, and brushed steel finishes to the interior

change over the last few years, and if the CLS 400 is

form of a 333 bhp, 3.5 litre V6. Whilst

trim make for a great all round feel to the cabin. The

anything to go by we have been clearly missing out.

switchgear looks and feels good too, as it should on

options remain, the petrol-engined V6 offers niche

a premium car. More importantly it is intuitive, thus

level refinement along with economy, widening up

preventing you forever fiddling around for switches

the scope of buyer choice for this popular car.

when you ought to be focusing on the road.

AMG Line trim is now fitted as standard on the

Mercedes has catered for the needs of the everyday

better standard equipment and improved economy.

business and pleasure driver; there’s a really large

The Mercedes COMAND Online multimedia system,

centre console mounted glovebox to dump your

for example, along with heated front seats and an

odds and ends in away from the prying eyes of

ambient lighting system are all fitted as standard. As

thieves. The door pockets also have plenty of

is a new eight-inch tablet-style screen running the

oddment space. Even the drink-holders are a good

latest ‘NTG 5’ software allowing you to download

size, located considerately for driver and passengers

more Mercedes apps. The previously optional LED

alike. This car’s user friendliness is enhanced by the

multi-beam headlights are now standard too.

Premium Pack option of Aerial 360 degree parking

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The car is also very easy to live with day to day.

car, whilst the package as a whole comes with

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drive and the consummate long distance cruiser,

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The CLS sits solidly and confidently on the road.

split/folding seats) and a Premium Plus Pack. This

giving near on perfect parking precision at the press of a button - very impressive!

TECH SPEC IN BRIEF Model CLS 400, petrol, 3,498cc six-cylinder Transmission 7G-Tronic Plus Power (hp) 333 Torque (Nm) 480 Economy (mpg) 38.7 CO2 (g/km) 170 Price (RRP OTR) £55,850

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A ghostly DILEMMA To drive or be driven? The Rolls-Royce Ghost II engages both driver and passenger alike

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ight now there is a rather soothing

That pleasure is the Rolls-Royce Ghost II. It is anything but ‘a motor car’,

piano concerto playing as

but rather ‘an experience’ One that appeals not only to those who have

background music in the office.

a bent for fine motoring, but to those of us who also appreciate quality,

We are mostly silent and focused,

craftsmanship, and demand only the finest in our personal and professional

tapping away at our keyboards, locked into our

lives. Rolls-Royce is even bolder in defining the Ghost customer: ‘… a unique,

own little worlds. Yet mine of course is to share

exclusive group of exceptional achievers who drive success in today’s world.

one of life’s most sublime pleasures with you, and

They know what they want and go out to achieve it. And then, having

somehow the music couldn’t be more fitting.

accomplished their objectives, they reward themselves with the ultimate symbol of success, a Rolls-Royce Ghost’. Once seated in the Rolls-Royce Ghost, you feel very ‘successful’. Cocooned in world-class luxury you are in a haven of peace and tranquillity, even when there’s traffic mayhem around you. It explains the smile on my face in early morning traffic whilst looking at the snarls of others on my daily commute through the notorious Blackwall Tunnel; it explains why middle-aged men and women smile back. Pride plays a big part in their reaction; British Heritage if you like, even though now German owned.

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The good news is that Rolls-Royces are still made in Britain with the same ‘spirit’ and ethos that has traditionally characterised the brand. Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce started their partnership in 1904 with a mission to produce ‘the best car in the world’. From thereon, it was a matter of taking the best and making it better still. The current Ghost was originally launched in 2009, and the subtle improvements making it Ghost II is fitting to yet another Rolls-Royce maxim characterising the brand, that ‘no complication should ever distract from driver or passenger pleasure’. And it doesn’t, for driving the Ghost is simplicity itself. The automatic transmission lever is still mounted on the steering wheel. Press a beautifully chromed button to start the car and watch the power metre move to 100% which, apart from a few dashboard light monitors will be your only clue the engine has started, so quiet and subdued is its tone. It is not unknown for owners to lock this car and walk away with the engine still running, yes it’s that quiet. Engage gear, press throttle, steer. It’s that simple. Yet dare I say this is very much a ‘driver’s car’ with proper road feel and purpose and a surprising amount of punch. Maybe along with the Wraith, this is a Rolls-Royce you’d enjoy just as much driving yourself as being chauffeured, and we suspect many Ghost owners spend a lot of time behind the wheel themselves. If it was mine, there’d be no chauffeur as I couldn’t rest while he’s having Yes of course it is expensive but that really isn’t the issue here, price simply reaffirms the financial credentials of its owner. The privilege lies in your good fortune to be a custodian of a great marque, and one you are likely to have in the family for a very long time, possibly generations, as many Rolls-Royce owning families often do.

Discrete evolution

such a good time. Praise indeed. The driving enthusiast will probably be shocked at just how quickly you can punt this very big and heavy car across country roads; it has real handling, cornering without fuss into even the most challenging bends. Where you expect this car to pitch and roll you get neither; instead it corners flat

Improvements for Ghost II are subtle indeed. Resculptured bodywork and

and safe on an exceptionally well-sorted chassis. It

headlamps, new optional wheel and tyre specs, redesigned multi adjustable

almost seems indecent talking about a Rolls-Royce

seats, and subtle enhancements to instrument dials and clocks, with an

like this, but the very fact that we are owes full

added range of wood and finishes.

credit to its maker. To drive or be driven? That is the

If one is inclined to consider detail a slight diversion into such

question. The answer lies in this car being the top

technical dithery reveals a V12 engine producing 593 bhp and generating

seller across the whole of the Rolls-Royce range

780 NM of torque. The whole car weighs 2,360 kg – not far off 2.5 tons

along with the Wraith, and that’s because you can

yet can rocket from 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds and even up to a no doubt

do both with absolute pleasure.

speed governed 155 mph.

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uring the summer of 1875, the 24-year-old boat builder Friedrich Lürssen laid the foundation stone for the family-run company, which is today among the world’s leading yacht manufacturers. It has more than 1,000 highly qualified staff at its Bremen site and is among Europe’s most renowned systems and equipment traders for new naval ship construction. Over the years, Lürssen has manufactured more than 13,000 boats and ships – all at Bremen shipyards or their North German sister shipyards within the group. “The history of the shipyard is still closely linked to our own family history and that of many of our staff”, says Friedrich Lürssen, who manages the North Bremen company with his cousin Peter Lürssen. “The family and staff’s genuine identification with the shipyard business and an informal company structure with tight employee loyalty have always been supporting pillars of our success. In addition to technical expertise and practical skills, high levels of flexibility and strength of innovation among our workforce have been the decisive drivers of growth in our shipyard business as a specialty supplier of high-technology ship construction since the beginning.” In the 1880s, the shipyard built the REMS Daimler boat – one of the first three motorboats in the world. A few years later, the company became one of Germany’s leading motorboat manufacturers. Under the direction of Friedrich’s son, Otto, the shipyard developed into an innovative manufacturer of prize-winning speedboats. Some years later, the shipyard manufactured its first cruisers for the US market and began developing speedboats for the German Navy. At the end of the 1980s, Friedrich and Peter decided to intensify the construction and manufacture of individual luxury yachts as a second business activity alongside naval shipbuilding. Today, 25 of the Top 100 yachts

have been built by Lürssen (eight within the Top 20) – including Azzam, currently the longest private yacht in the world at 180 metres which took three years to build. Lürssen’s clients mainly come from Eastern Europe, the Middle East or North America and are all seeking yachts of the utmost quality and magnificence. Michael Breman, the company’s sales director, explains there are many different ways that a client can go about commissioning a custom-made yacht. “The client either contacts us directly or via a broker/consultant (eg captain) or via a designer. In most cases the client already has specific ideas about his new yacht and in some cases he/she already has a design. Our job is to find out what are the specific needs and wishes of the client. “If no designer is involved at that early stage we may suggest a designer which in our opinion will fit with the personality of the client and then we begin with the styling of the yacht and with the general arrangement plan/layout. Another important further step is to then find the right interior designer who is able to translate the interior ideas into reality. You have to listen carefully to what the clients requests and then find a way how to realise them. As long as we are able to build the yacht to the safety rules we will do our utmost to realise any wishes.” Looking to the future, Mr Breman believes that the current trend for yachts to become increasingly technologically savvy, complex, quieter and of course larger, will continue. This means that we can only hazard a guess as to the immense size and endless capabilities of the super-yacht of 2050! ¢  www.lurssen.com

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travel Palace ahoy! The world’s most iconic ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, is about to undergo an extensive refurbishment with exciting new designs and guest experiences

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unard has been at the forefront of ocean travel for 175 years. Throughout its illustrious history the company has established everything from the first scheduled transatlantic crossings to the first electric lightbulbs and en suite bathrooms at sea, to the grandeur of the floating palaces of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, to the launch of the current fleet. Keeping this tradition alive, Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 will be subject to a major 25-day, dry dock refurbishment in Hamburg starting in late May. Interestingly, research shows that increasing numbers of guests are seeking to holiday in multigenerational groups – grandparents, parents and children. Often this necessitates one member of the family travelling as an individual. To support this, and for those simply travelling alone, for the first time, 15 Single Staterooms will be introduced during the refit. With further growing trends for those booking Balcony Staterooms and those wishing to have more flexibility in their dining arrangements, 30 additional Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms will be created on board. Guests travelling in these staterooms will be able to dine at a time of their own choosing in the dedicated Britannia Club restaurant, which will be expanded. Pets are also increasingly seen as integral to the family group. Queen Mary 2 is already the only cruise liner in the world to offer dedicated kennels and currently carries up to 12 dogs and cats on each Transatlantic crossing. Due to the fact that these kennel places frequently sell out, a further 10 will be created for four-legged travellers. Both a lamp post and a fire hydrant will be installed on the area of deck reserved for dog walking as part of the kennels development, ensuring that dogs from either side of the pond will feel equally at home! This was previously a feature of the kennels on Cunard’s former flagship, QE2, and was first introduced on board Queen Mary at the suggestion of The Duke of Windsor. Angus Struthers, Cunard director, says, “Queen Mary 2 is an icon in the world of luxury ocean travel. A ship that turns heads everywhere she goes, she is the pride of the Cunard fleet and we are committed to ensuring her reputation grows ever stronger. These enhancements are just the beginning of an exciting revitalisation for Queen Mary 2, and we look forward to making more announcements about this impressive refit in the coming months.” ¢  www.cunard.co.uk

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Mayfair vs Knightsbridge Given the choice, which of these prime property locations would you favour? We asked a number of professionals for their informed opinions on the comparisons between the two

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t’s quite a dilemma but a very interesting one in terms of lifestyle, price and atmosphere. Being spoilt for choice, should you opt for the centrality of Mayfair or the garden squares of Knightsbridge? Guy Meacock, head of the London office of buying agency Prime Purchase, says, “Mayfair and Knightsbridge are broadly the same, although Mayfair feels more contained and uniform because the Grosvenor Estate manages large parts of it, whereas Knightsbridge is more disparate and spread out. “Mayfair has undergone a rebirth in the past decade. It had lost its shine, becoming a place to work and lacking the luxury residential offering that it now has. Changes to infrastructure, higher rents on Mount Street, a better retail offering and commercial premises of a higher standard have been followed by luxury flats and an uptick in quality from individual developers. “A lot of international money is coming into Mayfair, with buyers from overseas seeking a trophy address. The advantage for these buyers is that it is not a new and emerging area but recognisable and world-renowned. Areas such as Bond Street, Grosvenor Square and Berkeley Square are well known and synonymous of a time of great wealth and luxury. Going forward, for the first time in many years we are seeing a substantial number of newly-developed units with schemes such as 20 Grosvenor Square, where the developer is looking for a blended average of £5,000 per square foot. “Knightsbridge is slightly less contained and more spread out, with most people not sure where it begins and ends. The Knightsbridge most people recognise is really the area around the tube - One Hyde Park and Harrods. But there are some delightful parts where you can escape from the hustle and bustle but are still within walking distance of the amenities.” As for pricing, Joe Burns, co-founder and managing director of Oliver Burns, a super-prime development and design practice, advises that, at present, Knightsbridge and Mayfair are roughly on a par when comparing price per square foot, although this was not always the case. “In the past, Knightsbridge was considered more of a super-prime hotspot,” he says. “However, Mayfair has closed this gap with developments such as Walpole Mayfair, 77 South Audley Street and Clarges Mayfair all achieving new record highs at the time of their sales. “While Knightsbridge has a larger stock of residential properties available, factors such as 90

Maddox Street Collection Penthouse, Mayfair, W1 Split across two floors, this four-bedroom duplex penthouse features an outdoor terrace offering a spectacular view of the iconic department store Liberty’s. Once an office building, it has been converted into a collection of five homes. This penthouse is the jewel in the crown and has been designed with spacious, open-plan living areas and floor-to-ceiling windows. Spread across 2,142 square feet, interiors feature Calacatta Michelangelo marble, pocket doors with antique bronze ironmongery and oak. £5.95m / €7.4m / $8.5m Amazon Property +44 (0)20 7383 5952 e: enquiries@amazonproperty.com

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Green Street, Mayfair, W1K This three-bedroom duplex apartment of 2,413 square feet has a long lease and access to the secret garden of Mayfair. Featuring high ceilings throughout, it has been thoughtfully redesigned and includes an entrance hallway and a large reception room with elegant double doors which open on to the private communal gardens. A large kitchen/dining room to the front of the property spans two windows wide and overlooks Green Street. The lower ground floor comprises a spacious master bedroom suite with a south-facing terrace and two further bedroom suites. £7.5m / €9.75m / $10.71m Wetherell +44 (0)20 7493 6935 e: sales@wetherell.co.uk

the gentrification of Mayfair, the resurgence of residential space from commercial space and the strong pipeline of new homes currently being developed means there is likely to be a shift to a higher number of available property in the area. Looking at the historic growth in both Knightsbridge and Mayfair over the last decade shows that Mayfair has stolen the crown in leading the market, with new record-prices being set multiple times. Knightsbridge, on the other hand, seems to have peaked with One Hyde Park.” Camilla Dell, managing partner at independent property buying agency, Black Brick, has noticed an increasing trend of buyers leaving Knightsbridge and preferring, instead, to buy in Mayfair. “There are several reasons for this,” she explains, “prices in Knightsbridge have been astronomically high now for a very long time and it is now the part of London that is coming down in price the fastest; Knight Frank reports over a 6% drop in price in Knightsbridge over the last 12 months, which is more than any other part of London. “Mayfair, on the other hand, has actually seen positive price growth of 3% over the last 12 months, demonstrating that is a much more resilient market. Mayfair has risen in popularity over the last few years as streets, such as South Audley Street, have benefitted hugely from investment from the local council. A large number of new designer shops, trendy restaurants, and private members’ clubs have all moved into Mayfair, and these, combined with some luxury new build developments such as 20 Grosvenor Square, all make Mayfair a much more desirable and up market destination compared to Knightsbridge.” Chris Lanitis, director of Amazon Property, reports that he has seen renewed interest in Mayfair since a multi-million pound programme to revitalise Regent Street by the Crown Estate. Offices have been converted into new homes, and homeowners have everything they need on their doorstep – from shops, restaurants, art galleries and theatres. “There is a sense of grand English gentleman about Mayfair which attracts a certain crowd,” says Mr Lantis, “often culture vultures, fashionistas and gastronomists. Knightsbridge offers a slightly different lifestyle and has garnered the attention of Gulf investors. In the summer you can’t move for rows of fast cars in Knightsbridge, while Mayfair has retained a sense of self-possession.” International Property & Travel

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london · mayfair vs knightsbridge Firmly on the side of Mayfair, Simon Barnes of H. Barnes & Co comments, “Historically it used to be that buyers would only consider one or the other, but less so now that there has been a resurgence in the desire for bigger houses. However, it’s very much the case that Mayfair is now the beating heart of Prime Central London – compared with the slightly soul-less Belgravia and Knightsbridge which has become rather tacky and touristy. In contrast, Mayfair is buzzy and has a definite village feel and atmosphere attracting hedge fund managers and private financiers as well as discreet designers and professionals from home and abroad. “Covering what is in fact a very small area, in which independent shops, boutiques, stylish hotels, bars and restaurants are peppered, there are far fewer houses available to buy in this prime residential pocket, creating a huge imbalance between supply and demand. It’s worth bearing in mind that in Mayfair far fewer houses are similar, unlike those found in Knightsbridge, consquently values are harder to work out because there is less ‘like for like’ and far less turnover.” Jamie Hope at Maskells estate agents adds his thoughts, “In my opinion, the real difference is lifestyle; whereas Mayfair would be considered more central London and closer to the amenities that central London has to offer, Knightsbridge is considered to offer more ‘green and leafy’ living. Both areas offer a plethora of lifestyle amenities so the location of a purchase often boils down to personal preference. We find that buyers will come to us looking for a property in either Knightsbridge or Mayfair. Many buyers will look at Mayfair but find that Knightsbridge generally offers addresses that are more discreet with more scenic views. “In terms of future prospects, there is a limit to the amount of new stock coming to the market due to the fact that the vast majority of land has been built on. This ensures that prices in these areas are maintained, making them excellent areas in which to invest.” And the last word goes to James Robinson, director, Lurot Brand, who very fairly comments, “Mayfair and Knightsbridge are so very similar in price and architecture that both are the preferred areas for rich Russians and Arabs to invest in. Mayfair fetches more but neither would be as desirable without the other; you could say they feed off each other.” 92

Montpelier Place, Knightsbridge, SW7 Close to Harrods, this Grade II listed terraced house is in the heart of Knightsbridge Village. The property has recently undergone a full scheme of modernisation with beautiful hardwood floors throughout the ground floor, bathrooms by Starck and a Hacker kitchen. It has four en suite bedrooms and features a south-facing garden and a roof terrace. £5.13m / €6.68m / $7.34m Maskells +44 (0)20 7581 2216

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Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, SW3 Elegant Grade II listed stucco fronted house on one of the most sought after streets in Knightsbridge. Set back from the road and approached via a landscaped front garden, the houses were built in 1840 and have the advantage of having rear gardens which back on to the gardens of Egerton Crescent. The house has been refurbished to a high standard and includes a kitchen, dining room, reception room, TV room, study, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, two further bathrooms and two hallway bathrooms. £12.95m / €16.86m / $18.5m Aylesford International +44 (0)20 7351 2383

Harriet Walk, Knightsbridge, SW1X Recently refurbished to a high standard, this superbly located mews house offers plenty of room for entertaining. The previous owners have remodelled the house from top to bottom, making clever use of all available space whilst working hard to retain its original charm. Further modifications could also be carried out to re-instate the garage and provide secure off street parking if wished. The property includes a reception room, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, master bedroom, dressing area, en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, two en suite shower rooms and a separate shower room. £4m / €5.21m / $5.71m Lurot Brand +44 (0)20 7590 9955 e: sales@lurotbrand.co.uk 94

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Offering everything from mountains to sea, movie capital to national parks, the Golden State is an attractive proposition for property investors, discovers Lisa Burn

Granite Bay In a location that has long been a favourite with celebrities, this ornate residence once belonged to Hollywood legend Eddie Murphy. The mountaintop estate of a large villa and separate guest accommodation is in 2.5 acres of landscaped grounds with views of the Sacramento skyline and foothills

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hink of California and you probably conjure up images of Hollywood, stars of the cinema screen, celebrity and designer shopping in Beverley Hills and Bel-Air. But the Golden State is so much more – expansive ranches, rugged landscapes, desert, vineyards, forests, lakes, traditional country towns – and of course wild ocean and sandy beaches. Figures from Knight Frank (The Wealth Report 2015) show prime residential property prices in San Francisco increased by 14.3% and in Los Angeles by 13% during 2014. Despite falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and economic problems in the Far East since then, overall, the property market in California appears steady. Information from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for Los Angeles states, “The fourth quarter of 2015 saw home prices continue to rise in most areas of the Los Angeles market.” This is despite decreasing sales, in line with a nationwide trend. “Buyers, however, continue to seek value,

of the Sierra Nevada. The main house comprises a great room, sitting room, formal dining room, designer kitchen, nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a gym, cinema room, billiard room and office. Fixtures and fittings are the height of luxury, with handmade wall finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows and bespoke furnishings. Outside, the gardens feature extensive terraces, a gazebo, tennis courts and a swimming pool. £8.2m / €10.7m / $12m

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resulting in an increase in home sales in a few select Los Angeles neighbourhoods.” The market outside LA is also positive. Lake Tahoe, for example, in the Sierra Nevada on the border of California and Nevada, is a major holiday destination. The largest alpine lake in North America, it offers water sports, ski resorts, climbing, hiking and casinos. According to Sue Lowe, senior vice president and corporate broker at Chase International (Lake Tahoe and Reno), “2015 saw moderate growth in luxury. This winter has started strong with an El Nino winter arriving with more snow than we know what to do with. We are optimistic 2016 will also bring a very strong luxury market.” Looking to the future, she adds, “The South Lake Tahoe area is in renaissance and new development is taking place in the city centre’s village, with all Tahoe has to offer within walking distance – beach, skiing, golf, entertainment and restaurants." For Santa Barbara the outlook is similar. Renee Grubb, founder and co-owner of Village Properties in Santa Barbara, says, “Our current luxury market is robust. We attribute this to beautiful home offerings filled with luxurious amenities, areas of character and history, and a lack of inventory." This shortage of property is potentially a problem for the property market, states the NAR. “One of the biggest challenges remains low inventory. People have been staying in their homes longer. However, there continues to be opportunities for those who are both patient and prepared.” The association concludes, “Although 2016 has gotten off to a bit of an unsteady start in the stock market, indications are strong for the economy’s path of modest improvement to continue. An election year can be a time when the economy slows a bit, but overall the table is set for a year very similar to 2015 in the real estate market.” 102

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Malibu Esteemed US architect John Lautner designed this residence with its wave shapes echoing the nearby ocean, organically melding indoor with outdoor. Built in 1968 of concrete, glass and wood on a private sandy beach, it has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a living room, music room, spa, pool, beachfront deck, grass yard, and enclosed and open patios. The property offers ocean and mountain views and has been designated a California State Cultural Landmark. ÂŁ12.28m / â‚Ź16.1m / $17.995m Knight Frank +1 (310) 595 3890 104

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Stone Canyon Ranch The association between California, ranching and horses was forged in the days of the first pioneers and continues today. Stone Canyon Ranch is a modern equestrian property set in 10,000 acres of land close to the Pinnacles National Park in Paicines, San Benito. This family home is built upon a ridge, so offers 360-degree views over the surrounding countryside and was constructed using materials sympathetic to its environment, such as natural stone and wood. The 7,900 square feet of living space includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, open-plan living and dining areas and terraces. It features Italian limestone floors, Alaskan cedar trellises, mahogany doors and a French slate roof. Equestrian facilities include a manège, barn/stabling and paddocks. £21.8m / €28.6m / $32m Christie’s International Real Estate +1 (800) 305 7989

Beverly Hills This palatial mansion is on N Alpine Drive, one of the most exclusive streets in Beverley Hills and within grounds of 1.5 acres. In addition to the main house, the estate has a guesthouse and a guardhouse; it features 11 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, a library featuring mahogany, oak and redwood, a gym, swimming pool, spa and cinema. £49.1m/ €64.4m / $72m Christie’s International Real Estate +1 310 691 5945 106

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stay What began in 1981 as a fine California-French restaurant has evolved into one of America’s most sought-after hotels – Auberge du Soleil

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igh on the slope of Rutherford Hill overlooking Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil quickly became one of the leading restaurants in Northern California, not only for its superb cuisine, but also its spectacular views of the valley below. Four years after opening and in response to guest demand, a collection of maisons were opened. These house 50 rooms and suites, each with French doors opening on to

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private terraces and sweeping views of olive groves and the vine-studded valley. Since then, Auberge du Soleil has repeatedly received some of the highest accolades from the hospitality industry, discriminating guests and the media. It has undergone regular refurbishment and also joined Relais & Chateaux, the most prestigious collection of small luxury hotels and restaurants in the world. Guest amenities include Auberge Spa, a retreat modelled after a centuries-old monastery, with fountains, private gardens and outdoor soaking pools. The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil has also earned international recognition, including back-to-back Michelin stars. Tables on its famous terrace are some of the most popular in the valley, due to the breathtaking panoramic view. www.aubergedusoleil.com

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Windward bound

A glorious chain of Caribbean islands stretching from Dominica in the north right down to Trinidad & Tobago in the south, The Windward Islands attract buyers from all over the world says Ginetta Vedrickas

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nown as Iles du Vent in French, Bovenwindse Eilanden in Dutch, and Islas de Barlovento in Spanish, English speakers know this archipelago as The Windward Islands. Barbados and St Lucia are perhaps the most popular islands within this group. Adam Gobat was born and raised in St Lucia and has travelled extensively throughout the West Indies but he laughs when I ask him which of all the islands holds the most personal appeal. “Obviously you can’t take my word for it but, for me, St Lucia is the best,” he says. A former colony, St Lucia is much loved by British buyers and Mr Gobat believes that it compares more than favourably with its closest rival Barbados. “St Lucia doesn’t have Barbados’s nightlife which tends to be quite young and I can’t even say that it has the best beaches but the people here are very friendly, the airlift is fantastic and people can relate to St Lucians very well.” Director at Cap Maison, Mr Gobat is currently selling what he calls ‘the last chance to buy freehold beachfront property’ in St Lucia at final phase of The Landings in Rodney Bay. Built in traditional Caribbean style, with oversized terraces and plunge pools, the homes overlook both the historic landmark of Pigeon Island and 800 feet of white sand beach towards Rodney Bay. In the northern tip of the island, often tagged ‘best beach on the island’ thanks to its calm waters and west facing location guaranteeing stunning sunsets, International Property & Travel

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caribbean islands this spot is popular with overseas investors. “You can buy in the rain forest but you’d be isolated,” he explains. “Most of our buyers here are members of the tennis club and the golf club and have their favourite shops and restaurants, it really is a strong community.” A superyacht marina also adds to the appeal at Rodney Bay. Buyers at The Landings can enter their property into the rented pool, operated by the five-star Cap Maison hotel. “It’s not how it used to be, overseas property tends not to give great returns anymore, but it’s a sound investment as prices here don’t drop,” adds Mr Gobat who finds that rental income typically pays owners’ annual service charges and in some years has exceeded them. Built around a private yacht harbour in the north west of the island, The Landings is unusual as The Queen’s Chain Regulations state that all property within 20 metres from the shoreline is government owned and therefore lease only. The Landings is exempt as it is built upon reclaimed land.

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Buyers so far have come mainly from the UK followed by Americans and Canadians, all keen to escape harsh winters. Mr Gobat hopes that - unlike some of the more commercial islands - St Lucia retains its charm. Castries is the capital but Rodney Bay has plenty of amenities nearby. “I don’t want them to build anymore, every island has its own charm but I think we have the balance right here.” On Barbados, Suzanne Davis, of Realtors Real Estate found that the winter season ‘opened with a bang’ with many perspective buyers keen to look at the wide variety of high-end luxury properties on the west coast and across the island. “Barbados is known as the gem of the Caribbean and is very appealing because of its great infrastructure, diversity in restaurants and attractions and of course the sea and the sun,” she adds. The west coast is the most popular part of the island, thanks to upmarket developments and endless white sandy beaches. Glamorous Barbados has long attracted an international set and Alistair Brown of UNNA Luxury Resorts & Residences can’t see that changing. “There are so many things that attract buyers not least of all climate, quality of service, relaxed lifestyle and range of activities for all ages including diving, snorkelling, fishing, water skiing and, on dry land, golf and polo.” Sailing is popular in this part of the world and is one incentive for buying at 114

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Bulkeley Great House, St George, Barbados The previous home of Sir William Bulkeley, a member of Parliament in the 1600s, this property has housed a number of prominent Barbadian families. It has seen many changes over the centuries, but still maintains its old world charm. The traditional covered patio, which surrounds the main house, has been recently extended to overlook a free-form swimming pool. This pool has been constructed to give the appearance of a natural pond, with gently cascading waterfalls and a sand-finished bottom extending beyond the water-level to form a shore. The property also includes an outbuilding converted into a one-bedroom cottage and approximately 6,000 square feet of office space attached to the main house. £5.6m / €7.4m / $8m Realtors Real Estate Sales +1 246 432 6930

Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Resort. The first phase consists of 32 homes and includes private yacht berths up to 60ft. The overall scheme will create a total of 82 designer homes, plus 120 berths for yachts up to 90 foot in length. Mr Brown finds that British buyers dominate on the west coast, followed by Canadians and Americans with many buyers spending months at a time on the island. “Barbados is a safe-haven, family friendly, good for investment, and has improving infrastructure and political stability. Historically, Barbados tended to be a place for couples, but the demographic has certainly changed with families coming in increasing numbers, attracted to the vast range of water-sports and outdoor activities. They appreciate that the island offers a safe, secure holiday home.” Knight Frank’s Edward de Mallet Morgan says that Christmas proved to be a busy period bringing an ‘encouraging air to the island’. “For a savvy buyer, guided by a trustworthy agent, it feels as if the stars have aligned to create a deal making environment.” In previous years new investment and some of the larger development schemes have stalled, but Barbados now looks to have a promising future of investment, judging from large scale developments being built. “If you also take into account government incentives for foreign investment, a strong Caribbean economy and perceived distance from unpleasant global events, it is no wonder that international investment continues to grow in the region,” he adds. And let’s not forget lesser known islands that have a charm all of their own. Robert Cooper of www.7thheavenproperties.com says that Anguilla has carved out a niche for itself at the top end of the market. “It offers some of the Caribbean’s most luxurious villas, high quality restaurants, spas and world-class beaches. Villas can command very high rental income, making them a business venture in their own right.” The Dominican Republic has been voted one of the world’s top retirement destinations adds Mr Cooper. “It offers direct beachfront property at a substantially lower price than many other Caribbean locations,” he says. “The country benefits from low cost direct flights from North America and Europe and the strongest tourism market in the Caribbean, attracting over five million visitors per year which, for property buyers, means a high rental income generating potential.” International Property & Travel

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Palazzate, Port Ferdinand Marina and Luxury Resort, Barbados Beachfront on the 'Barbados Riviera' and on the favoured north end of the island's west coast, this majestic building provides 75,000 square feet of living space split into four homes with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a cinema room and roof terrace pool. A cobblestone entryway with a fountain leads to an atrium featuring a grand chandelier and a secret garden. Total privacy is ensured with underground parking for 18 cars and private access direct to each of the four homes via private residence and separate service elevators. The residences range from 12,000 to 15,000 square feet of living space, each with views of landscaped gardens, beach and the Caribbean Sea plus exclusive owner access to berths and yachting facilities in Port Ferdinand Marina. £87.7m / €115.4m / $125m

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Sugar Cane Mews, Royal Westmoreland, St James, Barbados An exclusive development of eight, semi-detached properties right next to the golf clubhouse, the first tee and practice area. The south-facing four-bedroom villas will have unobstructed views of the sea and 18-hole championship golf course. They are also within a short stroll to a large communal pool, gym and tennis courts. Featuring an open plan lounge/dining room and kitchen on the first floor to maximise the view, they also have south-facing terraces overlooking the private pool with fairway and sea views. On the ground floor, a master suite includes a large sitting area opening directly to the garden, pool and patio. Two guest rooms link to a large family bathroom, while a fourth en suite guest bedroom is on the mezzanine floor. £1.15m / €1.615m / $1.75m Royal Westmoreland +44 (0)1524 782649 e: rwsales@royal-westmoreland.com 116

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Sandy Lane, Barbados Completed in 2006, this home was designed by Michael Gomes and built to exacting specifications. The main reception room opens to a covered veranda which overlooks the infinity pool and is connected to the dining room by a bridge over a koi pond. There are two guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a TV room on this level. The custom-designed kitchen is fully equipped and provides an informal dining area with views out to the gardens. A fourth bedroom in the pool house also provides an additional dining option. The property includes staff quarters as well as a large storage room that could be converted to a gym or media room. An adjoining residential lot of approximately 1.33 acres may also be available by negotiation. Residents enjoy Sandy Lane’s fabulous facilities including three prestigious golf courses, tennis courts and a spa. £8.4m / €11.1m / $12m Knight Frank +44 20 7861 1553 118

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façade of Villa Firefly proudly presents itself as a harmonic part of the surrounding natural landscape. The turquoise wooden details reflect the soul of the Caribbean Sea, which is right at the foot of the property; this colour sets the tone throughout the villa’s interior. Just like St. Lucia itself, Villa Firefly represents a successful combination of diverse influences: combining the nostalgic architecture of old plantation houses with modern Caribbean Powder-white beaches, turquoise blue sea, colourful

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the desire to find a special place that leaves no wish unfulfilled in terms of exclusivity and luxury and meets the highest of demands. The pearl of the West Indies proudly proves time and time again that it is made to fulfill everyone’s dreams. At one of the most magical spots on St Lucia, the picturesque Villa Firefly overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Set amidst lush green trees and colourful flowers, the imposing 120

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Further information If you would like to view Villa Firefly, Blue Reef Real Estate will be happy to book your flight, rental car and find suitable accommodation. The company will provide first class service during your stay and help with the formalities of your property purchase and beyond. Blue Reef Real Estate +1 (758) 452 8941 e: info@bluereefrealestate.com w: www.villafirefly-stlucia.com.

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Two of the villas each feature great rooms with full kitchens, double balconies, and two en suite bedrooms (plus small extra bedroom/storage). The third villa includes an oversized balcony, open-plan living area, kitchen, family bathroom, office and main-floor en suite master. Upstairs are two bedrooms with en suite half baths and generous closets. The one-bedroom apartment features a private patio, while the surrounding area benefits from a strong internet service.

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idely regarded as the island’s spiritual heart, the lush foliage and soaring mountain vistas of the World Heritage site of Val des Pitons provide the perfect backdrop for this fabulous spa at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. This oceanfront resort hotel within 100 acres of pristine rainforest offers guests wishing to unwind a time for reflection, renewal and a break from the everyday stresses of life. Treatments are designed to be as nourishing on the outside of the body as their ingredients are on the inside. Free from chemicals, these all-natural rituals utilise the bounty of St Lucia’s natural world, unleashing beauty secrets the islanders have known for centuries. Bananas, the local pride, to firm, tighten and smooth away wrinkles; coconut to exfoliate; aloe vera to rejuvenate; and rich cocoa butter to heal and hydrate.

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Harnessing the nourishing properties of nearby volcanic springs and fertile cocoa plantations, the Rainforest Spa offers a range of signature treatments – in addition to nourishing rituals from Natura Bisse, and indulgent products from Swiss line, Valmont. There are seven traditionally built tree house treatment rooms at the Rainforest Spa, a wetroom with manicure and pedicure facilities, a relaxation pavilion, and an earthen Amerindian steam dome - known as a temascal - which reconnects the spa to the island’s earliest settlers. Signature treatments include bamboo massages, hot rock therapies, facials, body wraps, salt scrubs, polishes, and holistic treatments. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

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THE WORLD’S BEST PLACES TO LIVE

South Africa Ginetta Vedrickas explores a country with a wealth of natural beauty, world-class facilities and a superb climate

Park Lane, Franschhoek, Western Cape The five-hectare estate of Tseringma is on 11 acres, flanked by vineyards and the Helderberg Mountains in the basin of the Franschhoek valley. The sevenbedroom main house extends from its doublevolume reception area, on to multiple landing areas - at the heart of which is a French country kitchen. Each bedroom has beautiful views toward the valley and the guest suites also open on to the courtyard. Air-conditioned cold rooms and a wine cellar provide ideal storage while the L-shaped staff cottage and garages are adjacent to the main house. A self-standing pavilion/entertainment area beside the 20 metre lap and children's pool faces rolling lawns. Surrounding the estate is a natural collection of fynbos, wildflower and herb gardens, as well as the estate's dam and clay tennis court. £3.26m / €4.3m / $4.7m Savills Residential International +44 (0)20 7016 3740

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n the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa has every type of conceivable landscape: vast shrublands where ‘the big five’ roam, or the Western Cape known for lush winelands and world-renowned fine wines. The wild beaches and craggy clifftops at the Cape of Good Hope are always a draw along with forests and lagoons lining the Garden Route and let’s not forget the city of Cape Town, beneath the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain. South Africa truly does have it all, and there’s never been a better time to buy here. Marianne Gilmore, of foreign exchange specialist Moneycorp comments, “The pound/rand rate hit an all-time high this month, giving Brits more spending power in the South African property market than ever before. For Brits considering a property purchase in South Africa, now is a great time to buy.” Drilling down into the stats Ms Gilmore explains just how far today’s budget stretches. “In January 2015 a home listed for 5 million rand would have cost £292,397. But, at time of going to press, with the rand trading at R23.42 against the pound, the same property could be purchased for £213,492. Currency movements have created a saving of over £78,000 in the last 12 months.” Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Properties, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, agrees. “Those in possession of these currencies are well placed to purchase luxury properties in Cape Town at virtually unprecedented prices. The standard of real estate available at these prices in the UK, Europe and the USA is simply International Property & Travel

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incomparable to what Cape Town offers by way of accommodation, size and an unparalleled way of life.” And, for anyone seeking the ultimate in lifestyle, buying now makes sense. Known for its wild beauty, it’s not surprising that the Atlantic Seaboard continues to be the target for most high-end overseas buyers and its popularity shows little sign of fading for the foreseeable future says Peter Veitch of Investabroad Properties. “In spite of almost world-wide economic uncertainty to which South Africa is by no means immune, the property market remains relatively buoyant, particularly in the higher price ranges and luxury end of the market.” Mr Veitch also believes that the rand’s declining value against most currencies is a vital factor but he finds that overseas investors are not deterred as the glittering South African lifestyle is so sought after. “There is still an appetite to invest surplus pounds and dollars into the South African market and, of course, the extraordinary low cost of living, coupled with the wonderful benign climate and spectacular scenery, is always likely to be a significant draw to those seeking a different lifestyle.” The Atlantic Seaboard, Southern Suburbs and Southern Peninsula of Cape Town have many examples of record prices. Shaun Ascough, owner of VIP International Homes, finds that direct beachfront property in Kommetjie which hadn’t sold for up to five years has all been recently snapped up. “Almost all of these properties have now sold with a number having been demolished to be replaced with larger newly built properties,” says Mr Ascough. He lists factors such as; climate, outdoor life, sense of adventure and, especially in Cape Town, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world which he finds is ‘an irresistible attraction to many buyers’. The lifestyle is the main draw and Mr Ascough believes buyers who come to South Africa typically find a warm, friendly welcome and a robust buying process allaying any concerns over security and investment. 134

Constantia Valley, Western Cape Five-bedroom property with breathtaking views of the Constantia Valley, vineyards and False Bay at the base of the Constantia Nek hiking trail. It is on part of an expansive four and a half acres (roughly two and a half of which is subdivided) and features a beautiful terraced garden. The three-storey thatched homestead offers 1,400m2 of living space including a grand double-volume entrance hall, four reception rooms, a kitchen, lounge and an inviting braai. The bottom storey houses a built-in solid oak bar, wine cellar and tasting room, an office or gym room and three staff quarters. The upstairs level, with five en suite bathrooms is reminiscent of a cosy ski lodge with its exposed beamed thatch ceilings. The property also includes a heated pool, Jacuzzi, borehole and tennis court as well as a separate self-contained cottage. £1.43m / €1.89m/ $2.06m

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With 300 offices across South Africa, The Pam Golding Property Group’s Dr Andrew Golding, is seeing a ‘resilient and strong market’ at all levels of the market. “The top end from R3 million upwards continues to be extremely active, demonstrating resilience and buoyance.” It’s not hard to see the attraction when you compare a home in Bishopscourt in Cape Town valued at R25 million which costs the same as a one-bedroom apartment in Knightsbridge in London, says Dr Golding. “One is paying less than one 10th of the equivalent price of a similar property in London, New York or St Tropez.” He believes the outlook for 2016 looks good, despite the country’s economic weakness with the bulk of buyers coming from the UK, Portugal, Germany, the UAE, other African countries and China. Dr Golding tips the Southern Peninsula’s Kalk Bay, Simon’s Town and Noordhoek, as well as trendy Greenpoint, and the popular Western Seaboard as areas to watch. “In the Western Cape’s Boland and Overberg regions, buyers are drawn by a number of factors including lifestyle and access to good schooling, infrastructure and amenities, as well as value for money, particularly in and around hubs such as Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Paarl and Wellington.” The recently launched Yacht Club development at the gateway to Cape Town’s internationally acclaimed waterfront has experienced an overwhelming demand for apartments, selling to investment buyers at R45,000 to R60,000 a square metre. “Properties in Cape Town’s central city are in high demand and in short supply,” he adds. And facilities are constantly improving says Isabel Gouveia of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty. “So much improvement has been made towards infrastructure, considering the backlog created by current and previous governments who neglected to consider population growth of the South African nation. We are however on par with most growing and emerging economies and the future is as bright as our year-round good weather.” 136

Marina Village Estate, Margate A fine estate with an impressive main house, three cottages (all rented out) and four commercial buildings. The property is part residential, part investment and could, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, become wholly for redevelopment. Its gardens include lawns, formal planted areas, several waterfalls, a pool, dam and pond. The swimming pool is close to the main house and there is also a tennis court. Masses of mature trees provide complete privacy and seclusion and are a major feature of the site of around seven acres. £550,000 / €725,530 / $790,400

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The Cape Point Ostrich Farm, Cape Point Covering 160 acres, the Cape Point Ostrich Farm offers a rare opportunity to buy an extensive plot of land right opposite one of South Africa’s top five tourist destinations, Cape Point. At the southernmost tip of Africa, it is one of Cape Town's largest farms comprising four houses, three cottages, two apartments, a restaurant, shop, hatchery, numerous outbuildings and views of both of the ‘Two Oceans’ and has been run by the same family for 21 years. £3.9m / €5.15m / $5.6m VIP International Homes +44 (0)1425 688 119

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Cape Town, Western Cape This four-bedroom, four bathroom home is a Stefan Antoni masterpiece. Beautifully designed, it offers a total living space of 781m2 with breathtaking views of the entire bay. The property includes three en suite bedrooms as well as a separate, fully contained guest suite. Additional features include private lift access, garaging for two cars and a magnificent entertainment area with great indoor/outdoor flow on to private pool and roof garden. ÂŁ1.36m / â‚Ź1.79m / $1.96m Sotheby's Realty International via LuxuryEstate.com t: +27 21 439 3903 138

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aving the opportunity to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) at close range is something that comes high on many people’s wishlist. As holidays of this calibre naturally come with high expectations it’s as well to seek expert advice to ensure you get the most out of every minute. Real Africa’s safari consultants can tailor an itinerary based on each client’s requirements. They can offer advice on the time of year by monitoring wildlife movements and talk through the different camps and lodges and what they offer. Basically, you can go when you want, where you want, with whom you want. By discussing your interests, preferences and budget, Real Africa aims to provide exactly the safari holiday you envisage. Tours are private, with clients travelling on their own itineraries and, although game viewing on safari is often done with other guests, groups are small and personal.

An extensive portfolio of accommodation includes luxurious lodges, authentic tented camps and superb beach retreats. Guests can safari by traditional 4x4, experience the thrill of a walking safari, explore pristine waterways by canoe, see the savannah from the saddle and trek to see gorillas. You can even opt for a night on a 'sleep out' beneath the stars, to stay in a remote mobile camp far from the crowd or to visit a conservation project. As an example, the ‘South African Safari and Indian Ocean’ experience provides the best of both the bush and the beach. Guests enjoy a fabulous safari at an exclusive lodge, game-driving through the African bush in search of the Big Five before heading to the beautiful beaches of Mozambique in search of whales, rays, sharks and dolphins. It includes a safari in the Manyeleti Game Reserve on the edge of the Kruger National Park, one of the best areas in the world for game viewing. Guests stay in a tented safari camp, Honeyguide Mantobeni, in a luxurious en suite safari tent. Here they can relax by the pool and on the terrace with sweeping views across the African landscape, eat outside under the African stars and enjoy a few sundowners around the camp fire. This holiday is perfect between the months of May and October - this is winter in Kruger, the perfect time for a big game safari with short grass, dry weather and animals gathering around water sources. Meanwhile in Mozambique the weather is dry and fine and the marine life is fantastic.

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hen approaching Dubai, its glittering skyscrapers shimmer like a mirage in the surrounding desert. The city’s skyline is higher than even that of Manhattan, Chicago or Hong Kong with 18 buildings (10 of which are currently under construction) standing at over 300 metres. It now holds records for the world’s tallest building with the Burj Khalifa at 828 metres; the tallest hotel with the JW Marriott Marquis at 355 metres and the tallest residential building with the Princess Tower at 413 metres. Not content with this array of soaring architectural marvels, Dubai will also boast the world’s tallest commercial tower with the Burj 2020 by the end of this decade. So what are the options for those who would like to make one of these lofty buildings their home? Christina Poly of Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty comments, “Le Rêve in Dubai Marina is still considered as one of the most expensive and exclusive high-rise residential developments in Dubai. With its strategic location (being in the best spot in the marina area) and with all units featuring full, direct views of the sea and Palm Jumeirah, Le Rêve commands high prices (one can only purchase a half or full-floor unit). Perhaps, the reason why it is still overpriced is because, to date, not many buildings/developments in the area can offer similar size/dimension with such grand features and luxury. “Another high-rise development is The 118 in Downtown Dubai. The 118 offers only 28 full-floor apartments, each with a dimension of 6,600 square feet. We expect this to be a very popular development because of ‘high exclusivity’ – imagine only 28 privileged individuals can own the residence. The 118 should be ready for handover in the last quarter of 2016.” With regards to properties of this calibre, Ms Poly reports that there are few transactions per year. “The owners of these type of properties do not intend to move,” she explains. “Also, the prices do not shift that much as there are not many high-end apartments for sale now. We would need to wait for the first six months of 2016 to determine if the owners are looking to sell their properties at slightly lower prices.” Penthouses are literally at the very top end of this particular market. Gregory Lewis, senior negotiator at Knight Frank UAE, comments, “Dubai penthouses tend to be exceptionally well presented with an accompanying high price tag. This tends to attract the wealthy, further maintaining the penthouse market in strong demand. “Given the amount of skyscrapers in Dubai, penthouses vary on many different factors be it split level, with private pools and of course an array of diverse views. While some prefer villas, penthouse living offers its residents instant access to the city life, numerous amenities, lower up keep costs (no gardens etc), as well as a management company to take over any necessary general up keep.” 144

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Elite Residence, Dubai Marina Stunning penthouse with breathtaking sea views of the Palm Jumeirah. Occupying the entire top floor of this impressive 91-storey tower, the property features contemporary décor over 12,469 square feet. It includes three reception rooms, a private indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, gym, five large bedrooms (with en suites and dressing rooms) and multiple balconies offering remarkable views over the Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and towards the Downtown area. The property is complemented by outstanding furniture and fittings which form part of the purchase price, six parking spaces and full access to the building’s facilities. £13.74m / €10.58 / $15m Knight Frank +971 56 6695 908 e: Gregory.Lewis@me.knightfrank.com

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Le Reve, Dubai Marina On the 45th floor of what many consider Dubai’s most prestigious address, this stunning penthouse spreads across 13,400 square feet of interior space and over 800 square feet of sky terrace. The fourbedroom property has panoramic sea views of the seven-star Burj Al Arab, the Palm Jumeirah, and the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, the Dubai Eye. Conceptualised and furnished by French architect Jean Louis Mainguy, this sophisticated penthouse is complemented with a Smart Home System. £14.11m / €18.32m / $20m

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The Residences, Downtown Dubai One of the first residential communities in Downtown Dubai, The Residences comprises nine high-rise residential towers that are located around the Burj Lake. Its lifestyle amenities include a swimming pool, squash courts, badminton court, fitness centres, a mini-theatre, library, meeting room, day care centre and a business centre. With four parking levels, concierge facility and 24-hour maintenance and security, The Residences offer stylish living in the heart of the city. This three-bedroom apartment has breathtaking view of the iconic Burj Khalifa and world-famous Dubai Mall dancing fountains. Exceptionally well designed with high quality traditional and modern fixtures, it features three bedrooms with a maid's room, living room and dining area and a total living space of 193m2. £307,721 / €399,630 / $436,300 Chestertons International +44 (0)207 201 2071 146

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ArthaLand is all about creating insightful real estate projects designed to be constantly significant to the customers we serve. We want to be adaptable to new situations, technologies and needs. This is the spirit behind future proof designs. www.arthaland.com.ph

Arya Residences located along McKinley Parkway in Bonifacio Global City is the Philippines’ first and only top-end residential development that is on target to achieve dual green building certification. The ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower is located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th St in BGC. The green premium grade building is designed to accommodate headquarters of multinational firms.

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The Airie, Sri Damansara - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Located at the highest plateau in Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The Airie is surrounded by verdant views of the forest reserves of Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and the cosmopolitan views of the Sri Damansara Township. Consists of 79 units of unique semi-detached, zero-lot and bungalow homes, this freehold development utilizes an elevated garden deck concept to create a vehicle-free environment and enable 50% of its land area to be dedicated to green landscape space with garden, walkways, pools and water feature ultimately creating homes immersed in a park setting. All homes feature a direct access to the elevated garden deck, with most living and dining rooms on this level having high sliding doors to merge spaces from the inside to the outside and vice versa, creating an unparalleled living experience. Green Heights Developments Sdn Bhd (730907-D) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of LOH & LOH Corporation Bhd) 19, 21 & 23, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t : +603-6201 3888 / 4777 e : development@loh-loh.com.my w: www.loh-lohdev.com.my

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Island for all the senses Comprised of 43 private villas, houses and 4 fourbedroom residences, Velaa Private Island offers 18 villas that are built over the water. Covered with azure skies and adjacent to the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, Velaa Private Island was developed to embody the very best of the Maldivian archipelago and to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway. www.velaaprivateisland.com

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International Property’s Leading International Agents & Developers are specially selected to represent the most outstanding companies in the business. Membership of this prestigious group is by invitation only and the number of members from each country is strictly limited so that our readers can be assured of consistently high standards. The following directory will prove an invaluable source of information for home-buyers wishing to find the very best properties around the world.

BAHAMAS AGENT

Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas t: +1 242 322 1041 m: +1 242 457 3562 f: +1 242 326 5642 e: Sales@HGChristie.com w: www.HGChristie.com

CANADA AGENT

Marina Yusufov Real Estate Team t: Office +1 416 739 7200 t: Direct +1 416 414 9224 e: 3724052@gmail.com, e: myusufov@trebnet.com w: www.admiral.sutton.com

COSTA RICA DEVELOPER

t: +506 6050 3857 e: info@sarco-cr.com w: www.sarcoarchitects.com

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HGCHRISTIE LTD

Beachfront Vacation Home, Eleuthera, Bahamas Elegant 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath beachfront estate on an acre of total privacy captures endless views. Perfect for island living or vacation getaways with income return.

SUTTON GROUP ADMIRAL REALTY INC. BROKERAGE

This equestrian dream home is in King, Ontario. The 101-acre estate offers 22,000 square feet of lavish living areas plus a state-of-the-art 38 stall heated stable, 11 paddocks, hay storage, two barns, a trailer house and racetrack.

SARCO ARCHITECTS

Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.

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BARBADOS AGENT

Holetown St. James, BB24016, Barbados t: +1 246 432 6930 f: +1 246 432 6919 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com w: www.realtorsrealestatesales.com

CANARY ISLANDS & GREECE AGENT

Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain t: +34 928 53 50 44 e: info@goldacreestates.com w: www.goldacreestates.com

CYPRUS DEVELOPER

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 431 018 f: +357 25 431 514 e: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy w: www.apl-cyprus.com

FRANCE AGENT

REALTORS REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Specializes in Sales, Long Term Rentals, Valuations and Auctioneering. Our innovative team appreciates the unique challenges that arise when purchasing property in Barbados especially for overseas clients and can provide all the necessary information and support for the overseas purchaser.

GOLDACRE ESTATES

Exclusive worldwide search and find service. Unique locations, Confidential Service, Highest Quality Properties. Investment, residential or holiday home we have the experience to guide you.

APL ALEXANDER PROMOTIONS LTD

Developing exclusive homes with exceptional design and quality at competitive market prices. A balance of safety, cutting edge features, positive atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle for all customers. Each project is always based within unique residential areas with stunning views to the Mediterranean sea. This helps to keep the after sale market value high and ensure a good investment return.

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PRESTIGE P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 364 2722 f: +971 4 367 8054 e: info@shaikh-holdings.com w: www.shaikh-holdings.com

On the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sanctuary Falls is a collection of 96 resort-style villas set amidst lush golf vistas and inspiring lakes. Created by world renowned hotel and resort architects, landscape and interior designers, Sanctuary Falls villas brings to life a true ‘resort home’ experience.

La Maison de Chapitre , La Rochebeaucourt Dordogne, 24340, France t: +33 5 53 56 62 54 t: +33 5 57 55 06 06 e: prestige@leggett.fr w: www.leggettprestige.com

Leggett Immobilier has been voted “Best Estate Agency in France” for two years running. We have over 12,000 properties for sale throughout France and our bilingual, in-house contracts team will be by your side throughout the purchase process.

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INDIA DEVELOPER

Bhaswar Paul Sales Head – International Market t: +91 124 410 7050 m: +91 981 883 7873 f: +91 124 410 7064 e: bhaswar.paul@ centralpark.in w: www.centralpark.in

MAURITIUS DEVELOPER

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: info@anahitaproperty.com w: www.anahitaproperty.com

SOUTH AFRICA AGENT

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 e: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za w: www.pamgolding.co.za

SWITZERLAND AGENT

Platinum Immobilien AG t: +41 44 533 12 12 e: Zuerichseethalwil@engelvoelkers.com w: www.engelvoelkers.com/ zuerichseethalwil

UK DEVELOPER

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: t: +44 20 7861 5499 e: Simon.Barry@knightfrank.com or Simon Hedley at Druce: t: +44 20 7935 6535 e: sh@druce.com

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Central Park has an unrivalled expertise in creating spaces of the highest global standards. It is the fastest growing name in India’s real estate landscape today, with projects across hospitality, leisure, recreation, commercial, and high-end residential developments. This dynamic brand’s constant presuit of excellence, commitment and building values for its customers is responsible for its growth and success over the years.

ANAHITA WORLD CLASS SANCTUARY

Anahita Property Sales is the real estate sales and marketing branch of Ciel Properties Ltd, the promoter and developer of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a stunning domain located on the east coast of Mauritius and home to over 300 luxury villas and residences and residential freehold land and an Ernie Els-designed USGA golf course.

PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES

Pam Golding Properties is Southern Africa’s premier property group, providing the full spectrum of real estate services to local and global clients through a worldwide network of 300 offices and more than 2000 professional staff and agents.

ENGEL & VÖLKERS LAKE ZURICH THALWIL

Engel & Völkers Lake Zurich Thalwil is one of the leading real estate agencies for the sale of exclusive properties around Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Together with our international network we guarantee our owners and search clients a personalized and professional service.

RIDGEFORD PROPERTIES & MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

Fitzrovia Apartments characterize the reinvention and rediscovery of an area of London which is the cool cousin of Mayfair with its artisan shops, independent art galleries and close proximity to Regent’s Park. The fabulous double height lobby and penthouses with the largest private terraces in W1 make this development by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation an ideal place for 21st century contemporary living.

MALTA AGENT

2, Paceville Avenue, St. Julians STJ 3109, Malta t: +(356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 f: +(356) 2137 3354 e: nbilocca@franksalt.com.mt w: www.franksalt.com.mt

NEW ZEALAND AGENT

34 Shortland Street, Auckland City, PO Box 4078 Shortland Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand t: +64 9 307 6300 f: +64 9 307 5549 e: admin@barfoot.co.nz w: www.barfoot.co.nz

SPAIN AGENT

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain t: +34 971 33 93 05 m: +34 616 68 95 00 e: office@ghl-ibiza.com w: www.ghl-ibiza.com

UK AGENT

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: london@struttandparker.com w: www.struttandparker.com

UK DEVELOPER

Selling Agents: Savills t: +44 (0)1202 492518 e: glong@savills.com w: www.savills.co.uk w: www.roxanconstruction.com

FRANK SALT (REAL ESTATE) LTD

We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.

BARFOOT & THOMPSON

Barfoot & Thompson is the leading real estate agency in New Zealand’s biggest and most diverse city, Auckland. We have over 90 years experience selling property from our white sandy beaches to the wild west coat and the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

GOULD HEINZ & LANG

Gould Heinz & Lang property consultants Ibiza is an owner run real estate agency which is specialized in luxury and off market properties. Exclusive search mandates are our strength. We find the right property for you!

STRUTT & PARKER

Faircrouch - £4.7 million. A classic Georgian country house with parkland and cottages 8 Beds, 5 Receps, House, Period, Detached, Garden, Land, Rural, Village, Staff/SC Accomm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Woodland, Fair decoration, 37 Acres.

ROXAN CONSTRUCTION

Spacious, contemporary style 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with direct access to Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens. Located in one of Bournemouth’s premier locations, just minutes from the town centre and adjoining the tranquil Upper Gardens, Central Park is another outstanding building in the award winning portfolio of Southampton based developers Roxan Construction. 2 bed from £190,000, 1 bed from £160,000

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Announcing the UK’s and World’s Best Property Professionals… This has proved to be yet another exciting year for the International Property Awards with standards soaring ever higher across all categories. Following our annual series of judging and presentations, this publication now reveals the successful entrants from the UK Property Awards as well as the ultimate World’s Best award winners. Taking the highly coveted title of ‘World’s Best Property’ is Idyll Moments by Royal Westmoreland. This contemporary villa in Barbados has clean lines, slick interiors, large terraces and enormous expanses of glass to maximise its fabulous views. The ‘World’s Best Architecture’ award for a single residence was won by Design Studio Architects. Its project, Private Residence @ Bahrain features two specially designed zones for family and guests and celebrates the outdoors by integrating the property with its beautiful garden. Apartment @ St Regis Residences by Topic Design Studio was judged to be the apartment with the ‘World’s Best Interior Design’. The four-bedroom property has been injected with a cosmopolitan feel to re ect its owner s wide travellin e periences t rou a concept t at took the innovative form of a ‘mind tour’. Many congratulations to all those companies listed on the following pages and I wish them continued success in the future, Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel Magazine

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OSK Property Holdings Bhd

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Henderson Land Development Company Limited

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Zen Interiors

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Aedas

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Moritz Gruppe GmbH

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Rafael Viñoly Architects

76

Colliers International

28

Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

77

SB Architects

29

Renda Helin Design and Interiors

78

Arturo Campos Architects

30

Flora Di Menna Designs Inc.

84

PACE Development

31

Fine & Country Cascais

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The Luxe Interiors

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Bahri Estates Private Limited

88

Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

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Alexander Wong Architects

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DK Land Development (KL) Sdn Bhd

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Krispace Design Consultancy Co Ltd

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Mah Sing Group

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Viet Hung Urban Development and Investment JSC

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Quada (Holyport) Limited and Studio Henley Architects

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Topic Design Studio Pte Ltd

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Daiichi Properties Inc.

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Qatar Rail

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Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd

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Lagoona Mall

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PT. Pakuwon Jati

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Design Studio – Architects

100 Niratt Design Corporation Co., Ltd.

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tgl property

101 Galeri Tropika Sdn Bhd

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PH Alpha Design

102 The Net Group

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ALARGAN International Real Estate Company – Kuwait

103 Colliers International Greece

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Brookfield Property Partners; Concord Pacific;

104 Rosehaven Homes

W1 Developments

108 DJDS LLC

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McDonnell Associates Ltd

110 Airways Residences Limited

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S Development LLC

112 Artemi & Gibbs Property Group

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Al Hamra Real Estate Development

113 Base Interior

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Waterfall Management and Operating Company (Pty) Ltd

114 Kirkby Homes

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Tandem Architects (2001)

115 NR Property Developments Ltd

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Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

116 Portview Fit-Out Limited

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Studioforma Architects

117 IJM Land Berhad

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Barfoot & Thompson

118 MPM Properties

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Q Homes LLC

119 Kessaku

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iki design group

122 United Kingdom Award Winners 2015-2016

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Official irline Partner

Media Partners

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The Judging Panel The judging panel for the International Property Awards is composed of experts and experienced members across a wide range of disciplines and property-related specialities. Their time and expertise is donated free of charge. Lord Caithness Chairman of judging for development categories Lord Best Chairman of judging for real estate categories Judith Baker Travel writer and Editor

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel

Lady Bates Chinese Property Consultant

Tony Mcguirk Architect

Peter Bolton King Global Property Standards Director, RICS

Guy Medd Consultant

Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Associates

Luis Montfort Porcelanosa

Russell Bragg Bragg & Co

Christian Morris Architect

Stephen Brownless Marketing Director, Gaggenau

Laura Nixey PR, Aston Martin

Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor

Helen Oldfield ounder Affinity PR

John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture, New York

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture

Edward Park Architect

Victoria Chazova Estate Agent

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Matthew Clare Building Consultant

Hilary Philpott Regional PR Director UK/Ireland & Southern Europe, Kempinski

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Richard Rawlings Estate Agency Consultant

Andrew Cockburn Creative Director, International Property Media

Rénuka Reins Feng Shui consultant

Nicholas Cook Director General, The Gin Guild

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture

Geoff Cresswell Architect

James Samson Brand Manager, Louis Roederer Champagne

Johnny Dunford BNP Paribas Real Estate

Julien Sannier Managing Director, Trade and Contracts Division, Roche Bobois

Imtiaz Farookhi Former CEO, NHBC

Paul Scrivener Architect

Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Alexa Smit Interior Designer

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Ariane Steinbeck Managing Director, RPW Design

Julia Hands Hotelier

Lucy Stokes Director – Residential & Hotel Channel, Ideal Standard International

Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Richard Hartshorn NHBC

Patrick Story Architect

Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture

Gary Strong Director, Practice Standards & Technical Guidance, RICS

Amanda Hills PR, Hills Balfour

Paul Tayler Consultant Valuer/Advisory Consultant, FRICS

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Andrew J. Taylor Partner, Henley Estates

John Hunter Tenhurst

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Tim Hymens Marketing Director, Creston Products

Sue Timney Interior Designer

Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Tricia Topping PR & Marketing Consultant

Tom Jones Architect, Populous

Jo Vickers Consultant

Mike Jordan Architect

Anthony Walker Director, Trident Building Consultancy

Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel

Colin Watson Managing Director, BCFA (British Contract Furnishing Association)

Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer

Nick Watson Daily Telegraph

Brian Lawrence MBBID HND Interior Designer

Lucy Waud Interior Designer

James Lawton Colefax & Fowler

Eleanor Weaver Interior Designer

Paul Lewis Architect

Gillian Wheatcroft Head of PR & Marketing, Janine Stone

Andrew Link C ief Operatin Officer Construction Industry Council

Stuart Wilsdon Interior Designer

Farook Mahmood Chairman & Managing Director, Silverline Group

Jan Wilson Founder and Owner, RPW Design

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Georgina Wood David Collins Studio Design

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

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 D C has a proven history spanning over 35 years and a remarkable record of success in commercial and luxury condominium developments. The company has established an outstanding reputation in the industry, striving to create vibrant developments and communities and employing cutting edge design. Drawing on an integrated team of professionals with diverse technical discipline and construction backgrounds, Amexon offers its clients a quality product and comprehensive after-sales service. The Residences of 488 University Avenue – an exciting new tower at Toronto’s most iconic address – is the latest of Amexon’s multiaward winning projects. University Avenue has long been considered Toronto’s historic epicentre, the address is graceful, vibrant and

diverse. While it forms the ultimate landscape of society, culture and commerce, over the past decade its face and environs have been transforming. The area’s northwest corner is about to undergo a breathtaking transformation with a 55-storey sculpture of glittering glass and steel anchored by a spectacular street-level podium. This podium is a truly enchanting glass-jewelled promenade. It features a spectacular 50 foot high atrium incorporating the grand residential lobby, lifestyle retail and a signature restaurant. Timeless architecture and world-class design come together harmoniously to embrace the streetscape in a scintillating manner. Illuminated horizontal creations of steel penetrate the glass panels of the lightfilled atrium, achieving a distinctive and artistic

BEST INTERNATIONAL CONDOMINIUM The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation BEST CONDOMINIUM AMERICAS The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

 BEST CONDOMINIUM CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

NOMINEE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT AMERICAS The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

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design. From the very first moment of arrival, the doormen and parking valet create a fivestar experience to indulge the senses. The services offered are unlimited, day or night, and the dedicated staff is devoted to catering for every need. There will be attentive 24-hour concierge services and valet parking, a 30,000 square foot fitness centre and luxurious resort-style spa with indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, a squash court, yoga and Pilates studios, screening room, sun deck and terrace, plus SkyBar, where residents can enjoy the ultimate social experience without ever having to leave home. The glamorous lobby provides a graceful transition from the outside world, a refined inner sanctum where the ambience is nothing short of intoxicating. Inside this stunning entrance the stage is set with rich wood

paneling, glowing glass walls and sumptuous, eclectic furnishings that seem to magically transport the indoors out and the outdoors in. Stepping off the private residential elevators, residents and their guests enter SkyLobby. Here lifestyle privileges reach new heights with a dedicated concierge always on hand to address every requirement and dynamic views capturing the surrounding energetic and vibrant city on a truly grand scale. SkyClub is two full floors of light-filled space opening on to a sun-and-swim terrace. The spacious fitness centre is unprecedented in downtown Toronto and will inspire the most dedicated fitness enthusiast. The Residences of 488 University Avenue will offer incredible vistas, stylish and refined interior design and a package of lifestyle amenities unsurpassed in the downtown core.

Amexon Development Corporation

The Residences of 488 University Avenue 393 University Ave, Toronto, M5G 1E6, Canada t: +1 416 252 3000 e: info@488university.com w: www.488university.com

NOMINEE BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE AMERICAS The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

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The Residences of 488 University Avenue 393 University Ave, Toronto, M5G 1E6, Canada t: +1 416 252 3000

Inspired to create a new and fresh concept, The Residences of 488 University Avenue blends modern comfort and timeless luxury in an unmatched way. Every aspect of the residences offers the very best – luxuriant finishes, expansive spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, spa-inspired en suites – a thrilling design made possible by the visionary and creative eyes of the interior design firm II BY IV. Blending modern comfort, home automation and timeless luxury, The Residences of 488 University Avenue will feature flow-through floor plans that make the most of sensational views with floor-to-ceiling windows and oversize terraces. Each residence combines the richness of sophisticated design with the serenity of modernism, offering residents tomorrow’s urban lifestyle today. Beautiful layouts, rich colours, floor-to-ceiling windows,

oversized terraces and impeccably detailed finishes evoke the allure of sun and water. A soaring work of art in sparkling glass and steel, The Residences of 488 University Avenue is timeless, graceful and respectful of its privileged setting on Toronto’s most celebrated avenue. It is the elegant equivalent of the prestigious residences of New York’s Park Avenue or the Avenue des ChampsElysees in Paris. Bringing the best of both worlds into perfect balance, The Residences of 488 University Avenue are just minutes away from chic retail and cultural venues, the business district, entertainment district, waterfront and green parks. A magnet for style-conscious condo connoisseurs, here the exhilaration of city living and the slow pleasures of a weekend retreat come together in harmony.

e: info@488university.com w: www.488university.com BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT AMERICAS The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CANADA The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation NOMINEE BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AMERICAS The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation

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LL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialised real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices worldwide. JLL entered Greater China in 1973 and has been in mainland China for 20 years. The firm has more than 1,900 professionals and 12,000 on-site staff across 15 corporate offices in China, providing quality real estate advice and services in the areas of retail, residential, commercial, management services, project and development services and research. Its business covers over 80 cities across China. The key clients include various government agencies

and developers, as well as owners of high-end residential and commercial buildings. As the biggest commercial property consultancy in China by market share and number of professionals, JLL is China’s leading real estate services firm in innovation and sustainability. It is also the only company that can provide in-depth real estate research for over 20 key cities throughout China across all asset classes, via its extensive real estate research team. Additionally, JLL’s high impact marketing programs clearly demonstrate leadership, foresight, collaboration and innovation. This, in turn, reinforces its industry position as one of the largest and most reputable commercial real estate consulting firms in the region.

JLL

25F Tower II, Plaza 66, No 1366 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai, China t: +86 21 6393 3333 f: +86 21 6393 3080 e: inquiry.sh@ap.jll.com w: www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn

BEST INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY CONSULTANCY JLL BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY ASIA PACIFIC JLL

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  the Australian commercial property landscape for over 56 years, JLL Australia is connected to a far-reaching global network of specialists that span 80 countries. Representing owners, occupiers and investors across all major asset classes locally, including office, industrial, retail, residential, health and aged care, student accommodation and hotels, JLL Australia has enjoyed remarkable growth over the last decade. Many of JLL’s largest transactions have been secured through its strong ties and understanding of the Asia Pacific and international investment markets. The team communicates with relevance and insight, benefiting clients with its deep experience

and adding value. JLL’s corporate website is a central hub for all content marketing efforts. Thought leadership and insights gathered from local and overseas research is the cornerstone of the platform. The website provides a comprehensive resource detailing the latest opportunities in commercial and residential property, but also connects owners, investors and tenants with JLL specialists whatever their property need may be. It is also the only fully mobile site amongst the competitor set. JLL’s strong customer service and client focus is a hallmark of the firm. The teams at JLL Australia are passionate advocates for those they represent, providing a range of services including research and valuations that can inform vital property decisions.

JLL

Level 25, 420 George Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia t: +61 2 9220 8500 e: au.info@ap.jll.com w: www.jll.com.au

NOMINEE BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY WEBSITE ASIA PACIFIC www.jll.com.au by JLL

 BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY WEBSITE AUSTRALIA www.jll.com.au by JLL Highly Commended PROPERTY CONSULTANCY AUSTRALIA JLL

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Double Cove Phases 2-3 Starview and Starview Prime

Double Cove Phases 4-5 Square Mile Tai Kok Tsui Urban Renewal

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  H K since 1981, Henderson Land is a leading property developer with businesses in Hong Kong and throughout mainland China. The company creates award-winning residential and commercial developments such as those featured here. The master plan for Double Cove Phases 2-3 Starview and Starview Prime focuses on all development being around a raised park positioned above a series of community, retail and leisure facilities. A controlled 24-hour pedestrian footpath runs through the centre of the park while sleek residential towers are located along its perimeter. Lobby bridges connect each tower to the park and nearby MTR station. The main concept of Double Cove Phases 4-5 is ‘living in the park’. The towers are arranged in two curves to follow the shape of the site and its coastal lines. Surrounded by natural woodland

and with a large, landscaped podium between the towers, a residents’ park is created in the centre. As the last phases within Double Cove they are situated closest to the waterfront and have a panoramic sea view. Square Mile Tai Kok Tsui Urban Renewal has a strong architectural identity and features an intricate alignment between aesthetics and commercial sense. For example, the residential lobby is not typically located at ground level, thereby releasing more valuable retail space. By situating this lobby at upper levels, a dramatic homecoming is created as residents are directed through a highly choreographed series of architectural spaces. The purpose of this presentation is just to show that the above development projects are under the portfolio of Henderson Land. It is not intended or purported to promote the sale of any residential property of the developments mentioned herein.

Henderson Land Development Company Limited 72-76/F Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong t: +852 2908 8888 f: +852 2908 8838 e: webmaster@hld.com w: www.hld.com

BEST INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT Double Cove Phases 2-3 Starview and Starview Prime by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, New World Development Co Ltd

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ML   established property developer in Malaysia with a reputation for delivering a wide range of high quality, award-winning projects. UMCity Office Tower is a showcase of ‘living, leisure and business’ in beautiful surroundings within the mixed-use development UMCity. It is part of the UMLand Medini Lakeside masterplan, a one of a kind lakeside development presenting a unique opportunity for businesses to be part of a green and sustainable community. Through the rejuvenation of a disused 13-acre manmade lake at the heart of the masterplan, more than 50% green space will be revitalised. This lakeside park is envisioned to attract a melting pot of people by discerningly connecting the built environment to the natural ecosystem.

Shading structures were inspired by natural elements such as the sky, forest, lotus flower and the wing of a dragonfly. These were interpreted into abstract forms within the lush green landscapes and shimmering waterscapes. UMCity Office Tower is equipped with a grand lobby, café and 18 floors of high-tech offices rising above the podium. The first 10 floors of the office tower house 100 business suites while 8 corporate suites are on each remaining floor. Linked with a hotel and retail podium for convenience, other features include ultra high-speed broadband and an efficient building management system. Most importantly, unit flexibility caters for the growth and expansion of businesses within UMCity Office Tower.

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Mapletree Business City Shanghai & VivoCity Shanghai

Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town

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31/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong t: +852 2861 1728 f: +852 2529 6419

   world leading global architecture and design practice providing architecture, interior, landscape, urban, arts and graphics design services. A multi-award winning company, Aedas has been successful with the following projects. Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town (SSTT) in Suzhou, Jiangsu is the first Element Hotel in Asia Pacific and includes 190 guestrooms, a ballroom, restaurant and associated hotel amenities. Aedas has incorporated the Element Hotel brand’s ecoconscious philosophy into its master plan, architecture and landscape. This has created a cultural lifestyle ambience within a unique site, bordered by a lake on three sides and green belt to the north. Elegant with modern aesthetics, Element SSTT is perfectly integrated with the

surrounding natural environment while maintaining its own architectural autonomy. Its design blurs the boundary between interior and exterior to create a clean and environmentallyfriendly green building at one with nature. Mapletree Business City Shanghai & VivoCity Shanghai is a mixed-use development aimed at creating a dynamic environment for both business and recreation. It comprises a large-scale retail mall incorporating shopping, F&B and entertainment and Grade A office spaces for financial institutions and multinational corporations. As the development spans over three land plots, the client’s brief required buildings to be designed to facilitate connectivity and sharing of amenities. Given its prime location and civic significance, the development is envisaged to form a new benchmark of ‘live, work and play’ in the Minhang District.

e: hongkong@aedas.com w: www.aedas.com BEST INTERNATIONAL MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE Mapletree Business City Shanghai & VivoCity Shanghai by Aedas BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Mapletree Business City Shanghai & VivoCity Shanghai by Aedas NOMINEE BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town by Aedas

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 V A was founded in New York in 1983 and has grown to encompass offices in London, Manchester and Abu Dhabi. The company’s award-winning project 20 Fenchurch Street is a high-performance, energy-efficient building that replaces an obsolete office tower in the heart of London. The client envisioned an exceptional addition to London’s skyline. It was to comprise of a stunning double-height ground-floor lobby and 32 levels of ‘premier’ Grade A office space designed with maximum efficiency and flexibility for potential clients. The resulting design breaks with common architectural expression by enlarging the floor plans at the top of the building instead of at the bottom. This creates additional public space at ground level and provides extra

leasable floor area to the valuable upper stories. Uniquely crowned by a three-level Sky Garden, this forms London’s first publicly accessible tall building observation deck. It features 360-degree views of the city, beautifully landscaped gardens, an open-air terrace, two restaurants and the ability to host a variety of functions, making it a year-round public amenity for the city. Another crucial element of 20 Fenchurch Street is the public Pocket Park at the base of the building, providing approximately 1,000m² of hard-scaped public space. Overall, this innovative project offers businesses and public visitors alike the opportunity to experience stunning views of London and embrace 20 Fenchurch Street as a new landmark for the capital.

Rafael Viñoly Architects 11-29 Fashion Street, London E1 6PX, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)20 8206 6200 f: +44 (0)20 7247 7486 e: rcourtenay@rvapc.com w: www.rvapc.com

BEST INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE UNITED KINGDOM 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC

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Private Residence, Beijing

The Melody Lounge, China

Private Residence, Beijing

Private Residence, Beijing

Private Residence, Beijing

I Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited 9/F Yu Yuet Lai Building,

43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong t: +852 2868 2348

The Derby Lounge, China

 D  founded in Hong Kong in 1988 to provide quality interior design and architectural design consultancy services. The first of the company’s two awardwinning projects involved a commission to provide the architectural and interior design for an approximately 1,500m, three-level residence in Beijing, China. The Municipal Government of Beijing had stipulated that the existing dilapidated residence be replaced by a quality building in a classic European architectural style. Respecting this, Inarc Design perfectly matched the client’s brief for a large, extremely comfortable home for himself, his wife and their two teenage children. Spacious formal areas were also created for entertaining business associates and friends. However, the client’s key goal of

providing privacy and security between the family’s living spaces and entertainment areas has been successfully achieved. Inarc Design’s client for its award-winning leisure interior was The Hong Kong Jockey Club. The brief called for the complete demolition of an existing venue called the ‘Derby Bar’ in the basement of the clubhouse. The area was then to be redeveloped into two entertainment venues named ‘The Melody and Derby Lounges’ for members and their guests. Two visually distinct yet interconnected venues were created for both ease of service and guests’ convenience. Each venue is acoustically isolated and offers different moods, while complementing the architectural philosophy of this well-known clubhouse, originally designed by Inarc Design in 2004.

e: spinolo@inarc.com w: www.inarc.com BEST INTERNATIONAL LEISURE INTERIOR The Melody & Derby Lounges, Beijing Clubhouse by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited BEST LEISURE INTERIOR ASIA PACIFIC The Melody & Derby Lounges, Beijing Clubhouse by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited

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 H D and Interiors is a highly successful architectural and interior design company based in Turkey. The company has won multiple awards for its project Konforist edu.suites in Istanbul. The girls-only student accommodation offers private space equally suitable for socialising as well as studying. All custom-designed suites are furnished with desks, kitchen niches, bathroom and bed compartments while some include terraces and balconies. They range from single and double units to three and four-bed dormitories, each carefully planned to provide optimum space. Renda Helin’s main goal with their design is to make every student feel at home and comfortable within their living environment.

Great care has also been taken in the design of common areas which include a café, hobby kitchen, study room, cinema, swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, fitness and laundry areas. Positive colours and messages have been incorporated and the waggish names given to all areas (and even the washing machines) turn each one into a unique space or object. The building itself has a semi-detached structure and so its most important part is the front façade. Therefore, its exterior window shutters feature concept colours and are designed to offer shade and privacy. They also transform the façade into an interactive design and bring life to the building, making it instantly recognisable as a place for the young.

Renda Helin Design and Interiors Telsizler Mah. Talatpasa cad.

Nef 163 Flats Gultepe, Levent Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 325 34 02 f: +90 212 325 34 03 e: info@rendahelin.com w: www.rendahelin.com

BEST INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors BEST PUBLIC SERVICES DEVELOPMENT EUROPE Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors BEST PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR EUROPE Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors

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C ANADA

65 Westwood Lane Estate Residence

Eagles Nest Golf Club

General Electric Global Head Quarters; Grid IQ Innovation Centre

S Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. 40 Snidercroft Road, Unit #3, Toronto, Ontario, Canada L4K 0B5 t: +905 709 2077 f: +905 709 2097

   in 1987, Toronto-based Flora Di Menna Designs (FDM) has garnered numerous awards for excellence. Westwood Luxury Estate Residence involved a team working together in creating a meditative calm throughout the property. Although the clients wanted to maintain the sense of grandeur and openness with this home of over 12,500 square feet, they also wanted to create intimacy and human scale. FDM’s brief was to make each space function individually and within the floor plan to ensure a smooth transition between formal and informal areas. Built in 2004, Eagles Nest Golf Club wasn’t living up to the high standards set by the exceptional Doug Carrick designed golf course. Contracted to create the hospitality space for top golf events, charity balls, weddings and

banquets, FDM selected only the highest quality materials that would stand up to the rigours of a thriving golf club. For example, solid quartersawn, hand-scraped oak floors, leathered finish on granites, chrome light fixtures, cowhide upholstery and natural wood and stone. General Electric Global Headquarters; Grid IQ Innovation Centre is a state-of-the-art, 200,000 square feet facility in Ontario. One of its most innovative areas is the Innovation Customers Experience Centre. FDM was contracted to provide a complete interior design package to bring the new facility to life plus all four floors of office, common and amenity spaces. The company conducted extensive research to fully appreciate the products on offer before designing the appropriate backdrops for the experience.

e: info@fdmdesigns.com w: www.fdmdesigns.com BEST INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE 65 Westwood Lane Estate Residence by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE AMERICAS 65 Westwood Lane Estate Residence by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. BEST LEISURE INTERIOR AMERICAS Eagles Nest Golf Club by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. BEST OFFICE INTERIOR AMERICAS General Electric Global Head Quarters; Grid IQ Innovation Centre by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc.

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PORTUGAL

F

  C  a multi awardwinning licensed brand for real estate agents who wish to increase market share in the lucrative upper quartile of the property market. It delivers all of the branding, marketing IT and widespread exposure needed to create clear points of differentiation over the competition. The team of professionals behind Fine & Country Portugal offers unrivalled experience in the marketing of luxury real estate. Working in close cooperation with Fine & Country’s head office in London and associate agents around the world, the affiliate ensures properties are presented via top quality marketing materials and communication channels. The latest video technology also brings properties and their surroundings to life.

Fine & Country Portugal understands that buying a home is one of the most important decisions that one takes in life, involving a financial as well as an emotional investment. People also buy as much into the lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. Therefore Fine & Country Portugal’s team of multilingual trained specialists offer clients information on location and access to amenities such as schooling, transport links, shops and restaurants. An extensive property portfolio which includes apartments, detached villas, manor houses, plots for construction and confidential opportunities, combine with Fine & Country Portugal’s deep local knowledge to provide customer service that is second to none.

Fine & Country Cascais Avenida Aida,

Edifício Arcadas do Parque, Loja 19, 2765-187 Estoril Portugal t: +351 214 643 630 f: +351 214 680 245 e: infoir

fineandcountrycom

w: www ir lu com BEST INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING Real Estate Marketing by Fine & Country Portugal BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING EUROPE Real Estate Marketing by Fine & Country Portugal

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING PORTUGAL Real Estate Marketing by Fine & Country Portugal Highly Commended REAL ESTATE AGENCY PORTUGAL Fine & Country Portugal

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INDIA

Club House

Site View

T Bahri Estates Private Limited 1st Floor, Jamal’s Nainar Enclave, 44 Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai-600018, India t: +1800 1022 111

 B G is one of the pioneers in bringing the concept of retirement homes, organised second homes and leisure retirement township to India. It is also the first to meet the highest global standards in doing so. Anandam Retirement Community is the award-winning brainchild of Hemant Bahri, the MD of Bahri Estates. Strategically located at the foothills of Kodaikanal, it is part of the 270-acre Bahri Beautiful Country integrated township. The first phase covers 121 acres and will include 250 villas while phase two will include more that 700 purpose-built retirement homes. Anandam offers a five-star experience where residents can create their own lifestyle in exactly the way they wish. It is not only

the first internationally managed retirement township in India but also the first to have a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic and allopathic hospital within it. Recreational facilities will abound with a fully equipped clubhouse spreading over two acres and a nine-hole golf course designed by the UK golf architect David Hemstock as well as football golf, croquet and a Tennis Academy for the seniors. Facilities at the clubhouse are all tailor-made specially for senior citizens and include a body and soul spa, gym, yoga hall, party hall, library, restaurant, bar and coffee shop. Anandam provides pollution free, stress free healthy living, a great changeover from the concrete jungles of the pollution ridden city life, surrounded by hills, mountains and professionally landscaped parks.

e: sales@bahribeautifulcountry.com w: www. anandam.co BEST INTERNATIONAL RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT Anandam at Bahri Beautiful Country by Bahri Estates Private Limited BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC Anandam at Bahri Beautiful Country by Bahri Estates Private Limited

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CHINA & HONG KONG

De RUCCI Bespoke

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  , Alexander Wong Architects (AWA) is an award-winning office that specialises in providing design innovations with branding for retail, luxury real estate, cinemas and department stores within shopping malls. De Rucci is the first mattress brand from China to go global. When the company launched its ‘Bespoke’ line, it commissioned AWA to reinforce the spirit through interior design. The brief was to capture its essence using the key words of ‘luxury, innovation and bespoke’. A giant logo on the main area’s ceiling stamps the De Rucci seal over the elegant showroom while paper clip diamond curtains glisten on a unique walling system. Display platforms made of crystal glass feature a curvilinear screen and chandeliers above to

Golden Eye

present the Bespoke range beautifully. Inspired by Futurism and Classicism, the De Rucci Palace of Sleep has become the epitome of luxury and innovation. Golden Eye, a three-storey, 4,700 square foot house in Jiangsu, China by AWA, introduces a new concept of luxury living with special emphasis placed on spatial complexity. This multidimensional home reveals itself gradually over time by providing a new kind of sophistication and opulence for future living with seemingly infinite possibilities. Simple design elements are interplayed against one another and strategically placed geometric patterns offer subtle messages that aren’t immediately obvious. Golden Eye has been well received since its completion and was featured in HK Tatler Homes.

Alexander Wong Architects Suite 1701, 17/F Lucky Building, 39 Wellington Street, Central Hong Kong t: +852 2526 3016 f: +852 2526 7126 e: awa@alexanderwong.com.hk w: www.alexanderwong.com.hk

BEST INTERNATIONAL RETAIL INTERIOR De RUCCI Bespoke by Alexander Wong Architects Limited BEST INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME Golden eye by Alexander Wong Architects Limited BEST RETAIL INTERIOR ASIA PACIFIC De RUCCI Bespoke by Alexander Wong Architects Limited BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME ASIA PACIFIC Golden eye by Alexander Wong Architects Limited

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME CHINA Golden Eye by Alexander Wong Architects Limited  BEST RETAIL INTERIOR HONG KONG De RUCCI Bespoke by Alexander Wong Architects Limited International Property Awards

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HONG KONG

K Krispace Design Consultancy Co Ltd G/F and the whole 1/f, 2/f,

78-84A Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong t: +852 2511 0211

   is a community of designers, builders, and leaders in interior design that dares to be different. The company was asked to renovate an unused 6,000sq ft location on the second floor of one of the Prince Jewellery & Watch Company’s flagship shops in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong. It also created a dedicated events area and a space to allow VIP clients a level beyond anything Prince has provided in the past. The second floor VIP lounge was designed to give maximum flexibility. Krispace needed to integrate into one seamless area an event space, restaurant facilities, a wine cellar, an open bar and a watch museum.

The foyer cleanly divides the main shop from the private VIP area. A spiral stairwell and waterfall chandelier made for a clean transition from the busy shop to a more private experience. The museum was designed to mimic the shape of a watch dial. In the lounge, heavy, imposing tufted couches invite you to sit and never leave. Dark curtains were added for increased privacy as guests were introduced to individual watches while partaking in drinks and hors d’oeuvres. In the dining area, solid wood seating and chandeliers were chosen to follow the Art Deco aesthetic of the space. Others features included Versace wallpaper, white marble and dark oak panelling.

f: +852 2511 0203 e: enquiry@krispace.com w: www.krispace.com BEST INTERNATIONAL MIXED-USE INTERIOR Prince’s VIP Lounge by Krispace Design Consultancy Co Ltd BEST MIXED-USE INTERIOR ASIA PACIFIC Prince’s VIP Lounge by Krispace Design Consultancy Co Ltd

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VIETNAM

V

 H U D and Investment JSC (Vihajico) envisioned a 500-hectare development with beautiful vistas of the surrounding countryside and quaint, historic cottages nearby. After six years of meticulous execution, Vihajico has transformed that initial vision into Ecopark in Hanoi. Based on three core values, nature, culture and people, the vibrant development offers a comprehensive environment where people can live, work and relax amongst a lush, picturesque landscape. Ecopark’s modern architecture meets traditional design to offer a township with international standard facilities. These include commercial and office centres, a hospital, an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse, universities, schools, cinemas, swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms, parks and playgrounds.

Palm Springs, a 54-hectare development, forms one of the very first districts of Ecopark township. The district contained three communities comprising around 2,000 units in total, including Rung Co Apartments, Vuon Tung and Vuon Mai Villa communities. The lush landscaping plan which has made Palm Springs a destination continues to evolve as the development progresses. The total construction area is only 10 hectares, leaving the remaining 40 hectares to be expertly landscaped.The open space will serve a variety of functions to enhance the township’s quality of life. Emphasizing a green and blue environment, Palm Springs has specifically included water features throughout the park. These act simultaneously as venues for recreational swimming, visual pleasure and to nurture cool air.

Viet Hung Urban Development and Investment JSC Ecopark Township, Xuân Quan, n Gian district Vietnam

u’ng Yên city,

t: +84 43874 6314 f: +84 43874 6316 e: info@ecopark.com.vn w: www.ecopark.com.vn

BEST INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Palm Springs, Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC BEST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Palm Springs, Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC

 BEST RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE VIETNAM Palm Springs, Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC  BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT VIETNAM Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC International Property Awards

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SINGAPORE

Apartment @ St. Regis Residences

T Topic Design Studio Pte Ltd 100D Pasir Panjang Road #06-01 Meissa Singapore 118520 t: +65 6694 5832

Show Suite @ The Orchard Residences

 D S is an awardwinning company formed by two architects in 2006 which brings personalised and bespoke services to its clients. The Show Suite @ The Orchard Residences in Singapore covers 2,465 square feet in a highend residential tower. Topic Design Studio’s client gave the designers a free approach in creating an artistic and luxurious show suite where their collectable artworks and artifacts could be showcased. As the artworks are oriental in nature, South-East Asian materials were chosen, including a majestic and royal colour palette and floral and exotic patterns with subtle contrasting textures in simple lines and frames. Its eclectic mix of European, modern classic furniture was juxtaposed with oriental colours on backdrops in the final

design to complement the array of paintings throughout the interior. Topic Design Studio was also commissioned to renovate a four-bedroom apartment of 2,562 square feet within the St Regis Residence on the exclusive Cuscaden Road. The existing apartment featured a minimalist, masculine interior while the new owner wanted a cosmopolitan feel to the interior that reflected his wide travelling experiences. This led Topic Design Studio to create a concept which took the form of a ‘mind tour’ to form a bespoke apartment that stimulates the imagination. Beginning with an elegant private lift lobby, the apartment unfolds into a straightforward layout. This is complemented by well-proportioned loose furniture featuring different details and finishes as well as elaborate wall features.

e: enquiry@topicstudio.com.sg w: www.topicstudio.com.sg BEST INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT Apartment @ St. Regis Residences by TOPIC DESIGN STUDIO PTE LTD BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT ASIA PACIFIC Apartment @ St. Regis Residences by TOPIC DESIGN STUDIO PTE LTD NOMINEE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME ASIA PACIFIC Show Suite @ The Orchard Residences by TOPIC DESIGN STUDIO PTE LTD

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Q ATA R

A

 , Qatar is necessitating a new, sustainable and efficient way of transporting both people and freight around the country. With the slogan ‘It is not about architecture, it is about vision’, and established by Emiri decree in 2011, Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) was given the mandate to design and develop then manage, operate and maintain the country’s rail network. The Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP) currently under development by Qatar Rail comprises an integrated railway network, consisting of the four lines Doha Metro with approximately 100 stations, in addition to a Light Rail Transit network that will serve the residents of the new Lusail city. This will not only connect destinations within Lusail, but

also to Doha by means of the Doha Metro. As the key component of the QIRP – with phase one including around 37 stations – the Doha Metro will serve as the backbone of the public transport system in the Greater Doha. A key concept within the design of the Metro network is one of creating varying scales of identity for the network, line and station. Network identity reflects the overall QIRP brand using recurring design elements to shape the architecture of the stations consistently throughout the network and offer brand recognition. Individual station identity is achieved by displaying features specific to each station and related to the local context and/or to the line theme. By integrating curated content throughout the stations, the Metro Network will serve as a cultural vehicle for Doha.

Qatar Rail

Qatar Rail Tower, PO Box 29988, 231, Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Qatar t: +974 4433 1111 e: info@qr.com.qa w: www.qr.com.qa

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Q ATA R

D Lagoona Mall

Adjacent to the Zig Zag Towers, West Bay District, P.O. Box: 615, Doha, Qatar t: +974 4433 5555 f: +974 4431 4700

 H  a portfolio of prominent companies that offer high-quality products and exceptional services to the people, businesses and State of Qatar. Founded in the 1920s, the company now employs 800 staff and, representing over 100 major brands, has carved a desirable reputation. Adjacent to Qatar’s iconic Zig Zag Towers, Lagoona Mall is Doha’s premium shopping and lifestyle destination and represents a double award-winning project for Darwish Holding. The development sets new standards in service, ease of access and number of international brands not seen before in Qatar. Lagoona Mall is a haven of exclusivity, an inspirational mix of enticing retail brands and fine dining outlets that attract shoppers

to browse and enjoy its elegant ambience. It hosts highly desirable local, regional and internationally known retailers and designer labels such as Fifty One East, FNAC, Pari Gallery and Carrefour Market. Located near Doha’s affluent West Bay residential lagoon, its stylish surroundings make it an ideal place to meet and enjoy at leisure. Its surroundings reflect the prestige of the community and multicultural vibe and host numerous world-class hotels together with housing some of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Spanning across 128,000m², Lagoona Mall is designed on two levels to house over 180 stores, 18 F&B outlets with 2,000 parking spaces. It has emerged as the place to be seen, while for global brands it represents a pristine surroundings and an attractive client base.

e: lagoona@darwishholding.com w: www.lagoonamall.com BEST INTERNATIONAL LEISURE DEVELOPMENT Lagoona Mall Leisure Development by Darwish Holding BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT ARABIA Lagoona Mall Leisure Development by Darwish Holding

 BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT QATAR Lagoona Mall Leisure Development by Darwish Holding Highly Commended RETAIL DEVELOPMENT QATAR Lagoona Mall Retail Development by Darwish Holding

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BAHRAIN

E

  , Design Studio – Architects is the culmination of a 30-year journey of two architects. The collaboration of founders Ala Eddin Mansour and Manar Sirriyeh with a team of resident architects and rooted affiliations enables the studio to provide first-rate consultancy and expert executions across the full architectural spectrum. The brief for the award-winning project was to build a two-storey, contemporary house in Riffa area of Bahrain. A main aim was to celebrate the outdoors and so the property is integrated with the garden which offers total privacy and features water as an important element. The architectural concept was inspired by the traditional local courtyard-house considering orientation as

an important concern of the design where the requirements entail wide windows all around the open space. On the ground floor, the spaces are grouped into two main zones: the guest zone and the family zone including the gym and spa facilities with a service zone located between the two to serve them both. The site of the client’s original house (which was to be demolished following completion of the new home), included several historical buildings which were to be preserved. The existing family Majlis was restored as a winter living room as well as a two-storey structure which now serves as the outdoor garden room and a sanctum office. Materials such as wood, stone and marble feature throughout the house to enhance its natural surroundings.

Design Studio – Architects P.O. Box 26850 Adliya, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain t: +973 17820848 f: +973 17820849 e: info@designstudio-architects.com w: www.designstudio-architects.com

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE Private Residence @ Bahrain by Design Studio-Architects BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ARABIA Private Residence @ Bahrain by Design Studio-Architects

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE BAHRAIN Private Residence @ Bahrain by Design Studio-Architects International Property Awards

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UNITED KINGDOM

B TGL Property

Lamorna, Darloe Lane, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2BG, United Kingdom t: +44 1503 804104

  L and working throughout Cornwall and the South West, tgl property is a multi award-winning construction company and developer that always strives for excellence. Its team of highly professional craftsmen brings years of experience across a range of techniques, from the most traditional to the latest high tech solutions. The Portbyhan Hotel in West Looe was originally a private house before being significantly extended and developed over many years prior to its conversion to a hotel. Having been seriously neglected, the building was purchased from the administrators by the current owners who commissioned tgl property to carry out a complete renovation. The programme of refurbishment was phased in such a way as to minimise the

time that the hotel was closed to the public. This maintained a cost effective schedule that would be proportional with the predicted future earnings potential of the hotel. Due to its unique riverside location within a conservation area, the exterior’s transformation had to be carefully planned. The new stainless steel and glass railings tie the previously disjointed halves of the building together, while the new Welsh slate cladding on the entrance provides a striking first impression for guests. Internal features include bespoke new bars and a curved oak staircase offering guests access to enjoy the stunning roof terrace views over the harbour. The public spaces are completed in a light, bright style with modern décor and fittings.

e: sales@tglproperty.co.uk w: www.tglproperty.co.uk BEST INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL RENOVATION/REDEVELOPMENT Portbyhan Hotel Renovation by TGL Property BEST COMMERCIAL RENOVATION/REDEVELOPMENT UNITED KINGDOM Portbyhan Hotel Renovation by TGL Property

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CHINA

Junfa Eye of Spring

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H A D (PHA) is an architectural and interior design practice with offices in Hong Kong, London and Shenzhen. Its award-winning designers have extensive experience in designing complex, mixed-use developments that break new ground in innovation, functionality, sustainability, practicality and efficiency. The Shengming World Leisure City in Chongqing, PRC takes advantage of the varying levels of local terrain to create a ‘multientrance, multi-level shopping mall’. This greatly enhances the commercial value on all floor levels within the development. The centre of the scheme features a huge, outdoor show stage specially created for retail outlets, the leisure pavilion and cinema city. The retail and entertainment elements have been designed

Shengming World Leisure City

as standalone buildings, unified by the centre show stage. A series of outdoor terraces and observations decks throughout also add to the project’s aesthetic appeal. Eye of Spring in the heart of Kunming, PRC comprises of a 490,000m² mixed-use development. It includes a nine-storey, 125,000m² Grade A retail mall together with a 500 metre high combined office/hotel tower and a 250 metre tall serviced apartment tower. The project will not only create a brand new destination and shopping experience for the city, it will also become a transportation hub connecting three major mass transit routes including the express train route towards the airport. The innovative design of the shopping mall, reflecting the free flowing movement of spring breezes, will create an iconic landmark and a unique facility.

PH Alpha Design

1404, 14/F, Eastern Harbour Centre, 28 Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong t: +852 2896 3088 f: +852 2896 3818 e: ph-alphahk@ph-alpha.com w: www.ph-alpha.com

BEST INTERNATIONAL LEISURE ARCHITECTURE Shengming World Leisure City by PH Alpha Design Limited BEST INTERNATIONAL RETAIL ARCHITECTURE Junfa Eye of Spring by PH Alpha Design Limited BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Shengming World Leisure City by PH Alpha Design Limited BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC Junfa Eye of Spring by PH Alpha Design Limited

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BAHRAIN

A ALARGAN International Real Estate Company – Kuwait t: +965 222 63 222

f: +965 222 63 232 e: info@alargan.com w: www.alargan.com

ALARGAN BAHRAIN t: +973 1756 3600

f: +973 1756 4128

LARGAN I R E Company has numerous subsidiaries, each managing developments across the Gulf region. From affordable, middle-income housing solutions to commercial projects, hotel resorts and master planned communities, the ALARGAN group of companies continues to deliver as innovative pioneers in the field. ARGAN Village is a retail centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain covering 19,212m². The village has been designed to attract visitors and keep them entertained through a number of different elements; it includes a wellstudied combination of shops, and restaurants complemented by immaculately landscaped gardens and green walkways. Consisting of six, two level retail blocks, ARGAN Village transforms the traditional closed mall retail concept into an outdoor experience with a beautiful park at its heart.

By including terraces, activities, games and amenities as well as access roads and parking, the project offers far more than simply retail amenities. Visitors can fully enjoy their time at Argan Village, shopping, dining, relaxing and experiencing a unique atmosphere, unseen before in the country. Thoughtfully designed to merge Bahraini traditional architectural themes and elegant décor, ARGAN Village stands out from its competitors. Retail units offer flexibility and privacy which allows tenants the freedom to tailor their shops to suit each brand and purpose. Built as ‘an urban village, where individuals and families can spend the entire day’, the development is sure to be an iconic centre of Bahrain. By creating a hub of different attractions, ARGAN Village will inject life into the entire area as well as meeting its retail needs in a new and refreshing way.

e: alarganbahrain@alargan.com w: www.alargan.com BEST INTERNATIONAL RETAIL DEVELOPMENT ARGAN Village by ALARGAN Project Management BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT ARABIA ARGAN Village by ALARGAN Project Management BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE ARABIA ARGAN Village by ALARGAN Project Management

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sales and marketing activity supported by W1 Developments. Together they form a great team with vast experience and outstanding success in property development. The key design challenge is to successfully connect the vibrant world of Shoreditch to the central business district in the City of London. Furthermore, the aim is to create an exciting complex contextually related to its surroundings, sympathetic to the South Shoreditch Conservation Area when viewed close up, but with a prominence when viewed from a distance. Principal Tower will bring 273 premium one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments to East London. The residential tower will reach 175 metres high and offer expansive views across the capital in every direction from Canary Wharf in the East to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament

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in the West. The tower had to be strategically positioned in order to take advantage of being within a ‘Tall Building’ opportunity zone, whilst complying with the restrictions implemented by both the linear viewing corridor restrictions and the underground railway lines that cut through the site. Every apartment has been spatially configured to maximise the impact of the view beyond, with many of the openplan living areas leading directly on to balconies. Herringbone oak floors, neutral walls and full-height windows provide the ideal canvas against which the city’s everchanging panorama can be enjoyed. Each of the luxurious apartments benefit from the residents’ gym and spa, screening room, lap pool, 24-hour concierge and the newly built adjacent tree-lined piazza of shops, restaurants and bars.

The spa and gym are on the first floor next to the piazza, ensuring they are pleasant and airy spaces with lots of natural light and interesting vistas. Parquet timber flooring, mirrored walls and wrap-around steel columns create a look that is smart and inviting. Designed to complement the apartments in terms of the palette of materials, the spa and gym feature warm and earthy tones. By day, the Upper House apartments are flooded with natural light, providing an ambience that is both energising and lifeenhancing. By night, residents can enjoy a privileged view of the lights and romance of the world’s most vibrant capital city from the tranquility of their own elevated sanctuary. Without doubt, Principal Tower is a soaring testimony to London’s continuing influence and vision.

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D A is an architectural design practice in London. Its principal designer Louise McDonnell became internationally renowned after she built her own home by renovating an old factory in the centre of London and named it the Violin Factory. This renovation was subsequently featured on the Channel 4 television programme ‘Grand Designs’ in 2004 and after 12 years the episode is still repeated and watched by many. McDonnell Associates handles all aspects of every project: design, material selection, construction and interior design and its philosophy is as ambitious as it is simple namely to create ‘the best of both worlds’. To quote Gwenda Brophy from The Telegraph in October 2007: ‘…there were two separate camps of buyers - those who would only consider period properties with their ‘character’ and original features, and those who favoured the easy-living low-maintenance

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of new build. Period properties were derided as a black hole for money by new-home fans, while new build equalled bland for Victorian property aficionados’. Both camps are right of course. No one really wants a Victorian property with Victorian plumbing or a new build with small rooms and low ceilings which will look dated in 10 years’ time. Therefore, McDonnell Associates transformed a Victorian property formerly used as a hostel into two spectacular properties, one a restoration (The Old Vicarage) and the second a new build (The Townhouse). The property, located in Church Street, sits within the Isleworth Conservation Area. The street itself consists of a picturesque ribbon of 18th and 19th century houses and cottages, most notably the early 18th century London Apprentice Pub on the river Thames. The building was decidedly derelict. Apart from a lack of conservation during many decades

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(all chimneys were removed, brick walls were replaced with breeze block etc), the building was in such a serious state of disrepair that eventually the roof and both the first and second floors were beyond salvation and had to be completely replaced. It was ultimately decided that the new building positioned to the left of the existing building would be built in the same, but slightly more gothic style. The purpose was to create one uniform building that would seamlessly fit in to the conservation area instead of a (restored) original building with a new build side annexe which would not be in keeping with the colloquial style. Given the fact that many of the 19th century cottages in the street were rendered and painted in various colours, it was decided to render the complete building in an approved conservation shade of blue with the exception of the chimney columns. Part of the new building was built using reclaimed brick referencing the original

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building, while the remainder was made using Structural Insulated Panels. The Old Vicarage is a unique example of a restoration where one can have the best of both worlds: One can have the character features and timeless design of a Victorian property, including 3.6 metre high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms, fire places, etc. But also every imaginable feature of a new build is included. This means underfloor heating on every floor, a cinema room, a 2,000 bottle wine cellar, ‘killer’ kitchen sufficient to rival a small restaurant and the master suite with a dressing room for even the most ambitious wardrobe and the ultimate master bathroom including hamman, sauna and river views. The renovation has been nothing less than a complete transformation from a building at the end of its life into two homes. Together they combine the character features of period properties with all the features and functionality one could wish for in a new build property.

McDonnell Associates Ltd 35A Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ, UK t: +44 (0)7973 735 187 e: info@mcdlondon.co.uk w: www.41churchstreet.co.uk www.theviolinfactory.com

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D  a leading construction company based in Mongolia. Its awardwinning project ‘Jardin Residence’ is a high-class development offering superior quality of living for its tenants. As one of the most luxurious residential complexes in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, it features a central garden, fountain, children’s playground (which converts into an ice rink in winter) and mini football field. Tenants will also benefit from the use of a tranquil private spa and massage centre. In keeping with its name ‘Jardin’ which means garden in French, the concept of the development’s residential landscape gives the feeling of a natural and peaceful environment. The architecture and concept of Jardin Residence are the collective vision of French, Italian and US architects. This Tuscan style residential development combines modern

elements with classic Italian design, resulting in attractive old world European charm. The Tuscan designs have their own special flavour and typically feature stucco interiors with stone accents and terracotta roof tiles. S Development’s main goal with Jardin Residence was to create an establishment with an elegant, clean and healthy environment for its residents’ comfort and needs. No parking places were positioned directly in front of the properties and all cars were hidden from view whenever possible for both safety and aesthetic reasons. Extended usage of natural materials such as wood and stone and the installation of underfloor heating and insulation on walls and windows suit Mongolia’s extreme climate of -40 in winter and +30 in summer. Jardin Residence offers 127 residential units ranging from 130-380m², providing

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two to five-bedroom layouts with capacious windows, balconies and terraces. The modern interior concept from Italian and French designers offer seven distinctly different interior designs. Terracotta, yellow and lavender colours were used for some rooms to be reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea and sky while walls in other rooms are lined with wood for a classic Asian style feel. State-of-the-art kitchens feature top German brands and include cabinetry, dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, microwave and coffee machine. All highly luxurious bathrooms are fully installed with showers and ecofriendly, water-saving appliances. Located in each master bedroom, the walk-in wardrobe is fully furnished in natural oak. Residents’ safety and well-being is of utmost importance at Jardin Residence. There

is an integrated security system and 24-hour surveillance cameras to protect every aspect of the development. These have been carefully positioned to ensure that tenants’ privacy is protected – therefore, cameras at passenger lifts and apartment doors have been removed. Each apartment is also equipped with smoke and heat detectors and indoor fire hydrants are installed on every floor. Concierge and maid services are on hand for residents’ every convenience while amenities such as a gym, swimming pool and landscaped surroundings promote a healthy and happy lifestyle. Jardin Residence has been conceived, designed, developed and solidly built to give the best ambience in which to live. This is not only in terms of quality of life but also by way of an attractive appearance and an excellent consistency of luxury throughout.

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 H V is the flagship development of the multi-award winning company Al Hamra Real Estate Development, and one of the most sought after destinations in the United Arab Emirates. It encompasses 77 million square feet of land including 1.5 kilometres of pristine beaches, 2,500 apartments, 1,000 villas and townhouses, a shopping mall, five hotels, a 200-berth marina and a championship golf course – all within a fully integrated community. The award-winning mixed-use community is just a short drive from Dubai and is in close proximity to a range of international schools and modern healthcare facilities. A plethora of shopping destinations, entertainment centres, dining options and leisure and recreational activities ensure interest is high from a relocation perspective. Al Hamra Village has witnessed consistent sales demand for its high profile projects

and robust occupancy and rental rates for its quality competitively-priced villas and townhouses in recent years. It offers the perfect balance for families seeking a safe environment and investors looking for excellent returns. The most recent high-profile launch, Falcon Island, is due to be handed over in December 2017. The AED 1 billion island community, the first product of its kind in the UAE, comprises 150 luxurious five to eightbedroom canal, beach and park residences. Against a backdrop of quality and exceptional value-for-money, phase one of Falcon Island sold out in record time and phase two was launched recently. Sustainability is at the heart of the Al Hamra business strategy and as such Falcon Island will be LEED Platinum rated. This will not only translate into a significantly lower carbon footprint, savings will also be made

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on residents’ utility bills, with homes, street lighting, water desalination and cooling benefiting from solar energy. The Royal Breeze Residences are impressive shoreline properties that include five residential towers with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and Al Hamra Golf Club. The properties offer beach, gym and pool access to their resident and provide comfortable homes with awe-inspiring views. Manar Mall aims to be the most popular shopping and leisure centre in RAK. Built on the spectacular landscape-facing sea corniche on one side and convenient parking on the other, it offers a variety of facilities for everyone. Customers are offered cafes and restaurants with outdoor sitting areas facing the sea, children’s playgrounds, 120 retail outlets and several anchor stores. Manar Mall is expanding and by autumn 2016 it will double its size, from 30,000 GLA to 60,000 GLA providing additional dining, shopping

and entertainment options and exclusive international brand formats. Al Hamra Golf Club is a 18-hole golf course, designed by Peter Harradine, which meanders around four inter-connected open water lagoons which merge with the water of the Arabian Gulf. The result is a stunning Par 72 championship golf course measuring 7,325 yards and designed with five varying tee options on each hole. Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah allows guests to discover grandeur and unrivalled service. Located just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the setting of this landmark destination is matched by its unparalleled facilities. These include stylish dining and entertainment venues, sophisticated conference and event facilities, luxurious spa experiences and an 18-hole championship golf course set against the azure waters of the Arabian Sea.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates t: +971 7 243 44 77 f: +971 7 243 44 66 e: info@alhamravillage.ae w: www.alhamravillage.com

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   of Sandton, Johannesburg in South Africa lies the 640ha Waterfall Residential Estates. It comprises a country estate and village, an equestrian estate, and two mature lifestyle estates, namely Waterfall Hills and Waterfall Valley. In total there are more than 2,000 properties ranging from 600m² to 8500m². Located adjacent to the new Waterfall City, these sought after lifestyle estates offer residents an upmarket development to buy or build their dream home. With impeccable attention to detail in all areas of development, Waterfall promotes an integrated live/work/play environment that sets a new standard in quality estate living. Waterfall Estates’ mixed-use precinct is the largest urban concept development in South African history – a city superbly situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Waterfall City is at the heart of Waterfall Business Estate, a 1.6 million square metre mixed-use commercial development. The tailor-made 330ha new Waterfall

City will include integrated retail, offices, homes, hotels, a hospital, parks, dining, entertainment and more. Under construction at the nucleus of Waterfall City is the super-regional Mall of Africa. At 120,000m², this is South Africa’s largest single-phase shopping mall development to date. In addition to premiumgrade corporate offices, Waterfall City will also accommodate tenant-driven low-density office developments. Since the launch of Waterfall, clients have already seen a 200% property value increase on their initial investment, and in many cases, even more. The total Waterfall Development consists of 2,200 ha of various uses, ranging from retail, commercial, offices, residential and industrial. The development will ultimately consist of approximately 20,000 houses and more than 2 million square metres of commercial, retail and industrial uses. Facilities include 37 kilometers of walking and biking trails along the riverside, a majestic 5Ha lake for non

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motorised water sports, a 5000m² clubhouse with full gym, squash courts, studios, climbing wall, restaurant, indoor kids play area and even a private school. Designed to raise the benchmark for secure lifestyle estates in South Africa, security at Waterfall is managed at the highest level whilst maintaining a sense of personal freedom for residents. A combination of thermal imaging and optical cameras, with built-in analytics allows security personnel to monitor movements in and around the estate. Visitor access on to the estate is managed through state-of-the-art systems and manned by highly trained personnel. There is a strong focus on ‘green design’ within the development, the aim being to create a healthy community centered on environmentally conscious principles. Sustainable development is living in harmony with the natural environment, considering the social, environmental and economic aspects of our decisions, and reducing our footprint

by living a less energy, water and material intensive lifestyle. Architectural guidelines have been developed in consultation with leading firms of consultants, architects, urban designers and landscaping professionals. Purchasers can choose from estate approved architects and contractors, building packages or be responsible for the design and construction of their own homes. All units have access to Smart Village, which ensures high quality DSTV, internet connectivity, an intercom system and internal as well as external telephony services. Waterfall has been hailed as the largest residential property development in South African history and has the credentials to back it up. This development has already dazzled on the world stage of property awards and, with a host of other lifestyle amenities like the impressive Mall of Africa still to be opened, it is surely in the running for many more international accolades.

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 S  a 45-storey luxury condominium project from Siamnuwat co. ltd., designed by Tandem Architects (2001) co. ltd. and located in Ratchathewi District in central Bangkok. This residential high-rise building is located in a prime location and on Petchburi Road, which is one of the largest roads in Bangkok CBD. It has close proximity to department stores such as Central World, Paragon and Platinum which are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bangkok. Also in the CBD, the site is adjacent to city mass rapid transportation (BTS/MRT) and close to the airport link station. The design reflects the taste and personality of the metropolitan area. Targeting wealthy businesspeople and families, it offers upscale facilities, privacy and community amenities,

including a family pool, mini theatre, fitness gym and grand amphitheatre. The structure embodies the collision of a chaotic urban city life with the calmness of a natural environment. The family area offers a way for families to spend quality time together, with the kids’ club divided into two levels – while they are playing around the water park, parents can watch out for them from a gallery. The infinity pool of 43 metres allows residents to enjoy the view of the cityscape. Lying parallel to the pool is the grand amphitheatre that can also be arranged to create a promotional or corporate entertainment area. Residence façades include aluminium composite and grill, wooden ceilings, climbing plants and granite cladding in the lift lobby area.

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 G H Ltd is a leading integrated property group with a long, successful track record of constructing, developing and managing an award-winning portfolio of residential and business space properties. With West Park BizCentral in Singapore, Soilbuild has created a design to meet the growing needs of industrialists by providing near standalone ‘land based factory’ facilities in a six-storey stack-up factory. The units allow for scalability through modular sizes of approximately 15,000sqft to 215,000sqft per floor together with power provision of up to 3,000 kVA per stackup factory unit. There is also an 11-storey flatted factory buildings

with unit sizes ranging from approximately 1,300sqft to 10,000sqft. West Park BizCentral offers a slew of cutting-edge elements that make it ideal for businesses in the engineering and manufacturing industries. Tenants may choose from a wide range of sizes and layouts that feature high ceilings throughout. Every unit has dedicated parking lots to allow direct loading and unloading under shelter and an 18-metre wide driveway running through the entire development for smooth traffic flow. Innovative and eco-friendly, the building has a visually stunning exterior with lush roof gardens and a courtyard for occupants to enjoy.

Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd 25 Changi South Street 1, Singapore 486059 t: +65 6542 2882 f: +65 6543 1818 e: enquiries@soilbuild.com w: www.soilbuild.com

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S Studioforma Architects ead Office

Kernstrasse 37 8004 Zurich Switzerland t: +41 44 296 18 71

    architecture and design company with representative offices in Zurich, Paris and Hamburg. Specialised in developing and implementing high-end solutions in architecture and interior design, the company is responsible for projects in some of the most prestigious residential areas. The showrooms of Italian luxury fashion designer brands such as Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Prada are splendidly styled and were the main source of inspiration for a complete makeover of this apartment located on Lake Zurich. The client’s first wish was to replace only the old sofa in his reception room but he then quickly decided on a complete change of the interior. Customised finishes and furnishing

were Studioforma’s award-winning solution in order to reenergise the atmosphere and underline his affection for Italian design aesthetics. More than 600m of superb dark rosewood panels the wall of the 250m apartment. The 300 year-old rosewood has been polished seven times and coated with a vintage car finish technique by an Italian old-timer restoration workshop. This treatment gives the noble old rosewood a high-grade finish and a three-dimensional depth. Another request from the client called for a room divider, also made of rosewood, leading from entrance area to living room area. To pay tribute to his passion for flying, the partition was designed with movable slats reminiscent of aircraft wings.

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  T is New Zealand’s largest privately owned real estate company, still run by the Barfoot and Thompson families after more than 90 years. The current directors – Garth Barfoot, Peter Thompson and Kiri Barfoot – are the son, grandson and granddaughter of the original owners. Barfoot & Thompson has over 67 branches and 1,400+ salespeople who assist people successfully develop, buy, sell, rent and manage property across the region. The company has enviable brand awareness – 98% of Aucklanders know who they are and what they do. Barfoot & Thompson maintains its number one position by focusing on customer experience; as a result it was awarded the 2015 Readers Digest Quality Service Award, recognised as providing the best real estate customer experience in New Zealand.

Conveying the essence of Barfoot & Thompson, the company’s marketing translates factual content into something meaningful for consumers. It believes in transparency of information across its sector commentary, testimonial and brand channels when communicating to audiences. Factual, modern and appealing; the company focuses on the strengths of family ownership; celebrating heritage and value orientated – positioning the company as Auckland’s leading real estate company. Throughout Barfoot & Thompson’s many years, its lettings business has been an integral part of the company and now employs over 300 lettings staff and manages over 12,000 properties across Auckland and Northland. While proud of its market success, what the company prizes the most is that it has built this success with integrity; by earning the trust of many of thousands of everyday New Zealanders.

Barfoot & Thompson

34 Shortland Street, Auckland City PO Box 4078 Shortland Street Auckland 1140 New Zealand t: +64 9 307 6300 f: +64 9 307 5549 e: admin@barfoot.co.nz w: www.barfoot.co.nz

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4th Floor, Alfardan Center, Grand Hamad Street, Doha, Qatar

H  Qatar’s leading real estate company focusing exclusively on residential rental apartments and villas. The company’s motto is: ‘Settle in with Superior Service’ as it provides innovative housing solutions to the professional expatriates who are moving on or living in Qatar. Innovation is Q Homes’ hallmark and the company takes great pride in providing fully integrated real-time online property exploring services. Tenants and property owners are given a secured password which gives them encrypted online access. An advanced mapping feature of each property shows details of nearby hospitals, landmarks, malls, parks, schools and nurseries. Q Homes also provides Qatar’s first online house maintenance system. This E-maintenance

ticketing system efficiently handles the repairing and maintenance service requests of the tenants. Q Homes offers wide ranging services; it covers assisting clients in everything from corporate and individual housing, corporate relocation and immigration/Government and Ministry documentations. Specific services include home search and lease negotiation; property management and maintenance; pre and post-arrival assistance including city orientation, school selection and other ‘settlingin’ help; assistance with entry visa, residency permits, exit permits, drivers’ licenses and document translation. Q Homes’ team of real estate professionals has a collective wealth of experience and always ensures that client satisfaction is made the number one priority.

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TURKEY

Vadi Boulevard

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 -  iki design group was established in 1995 as an architecture and design platform. The company has been contributing to modern architecture ever since with stunning projects. Vadistanbul is the first, horizontally large, mixed-use project in Turkey. It’s composed of three different stages: Terrace, Boulevard and Park. Vadistanbul will include 2,500 residences and Boulevard consists of a shopping centre, 760 meter long shopping street, fully-equipped office area and a five-star hotel. In addition, 212,000m² of land is left for use as public parks, roads and recreation areas. Vadistanbul will be the new city centre of Istanbul with 1,350,000m² of total built up area and 35,000 residents working and living within it.

Superfire Residences

Superfire Residences is a three-tower condominium project of 685 units in Istanbul. Standing on a Y-shaped, 44,992m² plot, its design aim was to create a new high-rise development in harmony with the surrounding non-urbanised site. The two 30-storey and one 35-storey blocks offer a mixture of lofts and flats targeted at young professionals and families. The top of the parking podium features an outdoor landscaped pool deck and recreation area. By careful positioning of the transparent glass towers, residents will have optimum views of the forest and city as well as privacy. iki design group has also won architectural Awards in 2015-16 cycle for Borsa Istanbul offices, Bursa Kültür Park Theater, Cyprus Hotel, Piyalepasa Istanbul mixed-use project and Vadi Boulevard offices.

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U N I T E D S TAT E S O F A M E R I C A & L U X E M B O U R G

The Box

The Tower

P P&T Interiors The Arts Building

336 W 37th St, Suite 420 New York, NY 10018 United States of America t: +1 212 679 4125 f: +1 212 679 4124

T  is a boutique interior design firm which provides highly personalised residential design services to an international client base. The following projects are award-winning examples of its work. ‘The Box’ is located in New York City’s Garment District, a centre for fashion and design. This unique 4,500 square foot apartment includes a 500 square foot terrace, and resides in a 12-storey, Art Deco building constructed in the 1920s. The aim was to maintain the historical elements of the space while providing all modern necessities. A challenge was to ensure multiple entertainment spaces without sacrificing the intimate spaces. This was accomplished with the use of pivot and pocket doors, as well as

glass partitions. The space plays with volume vs void and visual vs physical in a dynamic yet functional way. ‘The Tower’ is located in Luxembourg, and consists of four 250-year-old landmarked buildings, three of which have been fully gut renovated and joined together. Layers of style were created within the space: an old exterior corpse with a minimal interior base, complemented by, again, traditional furnishings. The furnishings offer a farmhouse feel to the contemporary dwelling, while also providing balance for a coherent and fluid space. The result is a unique and bold, yet cosy place to live. A centrepiece of the design is a custom aviary, which acts as a living art piece while functioning as a home to the household parrot, within a tower for which the project is named.

e: info@pandtinteriors.com w: www.pandtinteriors.com BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT AMERICAS The Box by P&T Interiors LLC NOMINEE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE EUROPE The Tower by P&T Interiors LLC

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT NEW YORK, USA The Box by P&T Interiors LLC  BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE LUXEMBOURG The Tower by P&T Interiors LLC 66

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GERMANY

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 P specialises in providing consulting services for international clients buying premium properties in Berlin. Its team members speak 12 languages, are familiar with the questions and expectations of international real estate buyers and meet the most exacting client requirements. With more than 25 years of experience, the best contacts among developers and exclusive networks, cultural expertise and first-class service, the team at Zabel Property is guaranteed to help partners and clients to achieve their objectives. Conveniently located in the heart of Berlin, Zabel identifies, designs and markets new high-end apartment projects for both domestically and internationally renowned developers. Working hand-in-hand with its partners, the company delivers a full range

of services right from project appraisal through to sales contract closure. This is fully supported by Zabel’s well-developed network of experts covering everything from market research, valuation and architecture to advertising, PR, finance, legal matters and interior design. In addition to its impressive sales record, Zabel is a member of the top global real estate networks – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. The company is among the first German agencies to be admitted into this prestigious fold. Despite all this, Zabel recognises that experience alone is not enough. Project innovation, strong partnerships and great sales are the cornerstone of the company and Zabel views the realisation of its clients’ dreams as its highest and simplest duty.

Zabel Property AG

Friedrichstraße 60, 10117 Berlin t: +49 30 88 66 00 0 f: +49 30 88 66 00 199 e: info@zabel.com w: www.zabel.com

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY EUROPE Zabel Property Group NOMINEE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE www.zabel.com by Zabel Property Group

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY GERMANY Zabel Property Group

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BEST INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC

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GREECE

Voronoi Plastic Surgery

Rook Cafe Delicatessen

Harbor Suites Boutique Hotel

B Bllend Design Office

75A Alimou Avenue & Irous 2, Alimos, Athens, 17455 Greece t: +30 210 9904255 f: +30 210 9904254

   multidisciplinary design and research office developing unique identities in architecture, landscape, interiors, furniture and lighting design. The company has acquired a reputation for its residential projects or commercial branded environments that, in the majority, have received international distinctions. Rook Café Delicatessen project refers to an old building located over ancient ruins and its renovation into a contemporary commercial environment. Meteora, the huge black stones which are included on the Unesco World Heritage List, are also in the vicinity. These inspired the concept of the project’s black cubical structure extending from floor to ceiling and treated with mineral powders. With Voronoi Clinics, the creative challenge was to develop a powerful clinical

identity, adaptable to a variety of layouts and scales. Moreover, the brand had to establish a strong presence in the medical community without following the typical elements of clinical environments. Inspiration came from Voronoi diagrams – a way of dividing space into a number of regions, Voronoi cells. This design hints at the cellular rejuvenation and reconstruction that takes place in plastic surgeries. Situated in the economic heart of Piraeus, in the vicinity of the Economic University, the Harbor Suites is a boutique property. It introduces a new concept in short stay lodging, comprising five apartment suites. The innovation of the design lies in the built-in OSB structure. Developed in a polylinear way, this accommodates all functions and utilities, while maximising comfort, privacy and ergonomics.

e: info@bllend.com w: www.bllend.com BEST LEISURE INTERIOR EUROPE Rook Cafe

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 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR GREECE Rook Cafe

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M A L AY S I A

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    of visionaries, Primarc Development aims to be different, to redefine the meaning of living and homes in Malaysia. Every home by Primarc is built with a vision to be unique and innovative through design, material selection and landscaping. Inspired by borderless living, Primarc Development’s award-winning project ‘Fields of Gold’ is in Rawang, Malaysia. The homes within this unique development are set to become a leading icon in the country by offering residents beautiful gardens right on their doorstep, seamlessly connected to their living room through grass walkways. The largest unit (Type 3) is the cream of the 53 units within the development. It has the longest garden and largest pool as well as a

cabana for offering shade in the heat of the day. With a built up space of approximately 4,300 square feet, the five bedroom, five bathroom units have four private floors inclusive of the sub-basement garage. Every home has its boundaries of indoor and outdoor spaces blurred to allow the natural surroundings to complement the comfort and luxurious design of the interiors. Owners will be able to hear the gentle flow of streams and brooks next to their homes and enjoy the cool morning and evening flow of air through this open, airy enclave. The natural elements found in Fields of Gold, coupled with the properties’ stunning architecture will transport residents to another place or, more accurately, bring international living to the development.

Primarc Development (M) Sdn Bhd 00-03 Ground Floor,

Vista Permai, 225 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Malaysia t: +603 2179 9133 f: +603 2164 6699 e: primus@primarc.my w: www.primarc.my

BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT ASIA PACIFIC Fields of Gold by Primarc Development (M) Sdn Bhd

 BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT MALAYSIA Fields of Gold by Primarc Development (M) Sdn Bhd

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Fields of Gold by Primarc Development (M) Sdn Bhd International Property Awards

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O OSK Property Holdings Bhd 9th Floor, Plaza OSK, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia f: +603 2161 3322 f: +603 2161 8862

SK P H Berhad is an award-winning property company that develops and manages residential, township, and commercial properties in Malaysia. Mirage by the lake, a luxury project built by OSK Property, aims to capture the idea that nature is part of life. It embodies a spirit of serenity and tranquillity and is nestled in a unique wetland ecosystem, where careful preservation of the natural environment has been seamlessly fused with the built environment. Located in one of the most elite communities of Malaysia’s Silicon Valley, Mirage by the lake is designed to entice elite investors and discerning home buyers alike. The development explores a new residential landscape layout through its distinctive circular planning and fan-shaped sub-divisions, making

it the first of its kind in Malaysia. This exclusive water-edge living is topped by 3.5 acres of green landscaping by landscape architect, Seksan Design. The three main central lakes form a stunning landscape and picturesque view for the condominium development. Residents can also enjoy breathtaking views of the Putrajaya Lake and skyline. Mirage by the lake consists of a hybrid housing typology, mixing lush villas and boutique condominiums. OSK Property appointed the highly-renowned, luxury Italian interior and furniture design company, Saporiti Italia, to work its magic in furnishing the show villa and condominium. Features include intricate craftsmanship shown through handstitched leather and Calacatta marblemade furniture pieces.

e: oskp_enquiry@oskp.com.my w: www.oskproperty.com.my BEST CONDOMINIUM ASIA PACIFIC Mirage By The Lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

 BEST CONDOMINIUM MALAYSIA Mirage By The Lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Mirage By The Lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad 72

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DUBAI

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 I’  for this five-bedroom villa on Palm Jumeirah focused on creating a timeless, coastal feel that was technologically advanced. The client desired a clean, clutter-free environment that was warm and welcoming, with customdesigned invisible storage. Influenced by the colours and shapes of the seascape visible from most rooms, organic silhouettes that echoed the curves and swells of the ocean were used and the colour palette was limited to serene oceanic tones of white, grey, aqua and teal. Folding doors, floor to ceiling windows, curved walls, raised ceilings, and a light, streamlined interior design all contribute to the open and airy feel of the villa. The client requested many entertaining, social, and relaxation spaces throughout the

property. A majlis, two living areas, outdoor lounge, pool bar and a massage room are just some of the extra special spaces created. Additionally, every area is fully furnished and accessorised, even down to towels in the bathrooms and hairdryers in the bedrooms. Zen Interiors also installed an advanced home automation system throughout the villa, where all home entertainment, curtains, blinds, appliances and air conditioning are remotely controlled by iPads. Creating a project of this scope and scale within five months was challenging yet incredibly rewarding. Our client had wanted to sell the villa upon completion, yet when he saw the home at the handover, he immediately changed his mind, which is a fantastic testimonial to Zen Interiors’ work.

Zen Interiors Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 340 5050 e: m.broen@zeninteriors.net w: www.zeninteriors.net

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE ARABIA Palm Jumeirah by Zen Interiors LLC

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE DUBAI Palm Jumeirah by Zen Interiors LLC International Property Awards

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INDONESIA

T BASK Gili Meno

Contact us for a VIP site visit Stewart Morris t: +62 81 2130 3010

   for luxury island living, Bask Gili Meno mixes worldclass design and culture with a laidback tropical lifestyle. These 82 stand-alone villas, created by design, lifestyle and hospitality leaders Bask, blend contemporary, modernist-style architecture with local materials and textures to allow the resort to form part of the scenery of the Gili Islands. The resort aims to be the vision of a paradise island, including romantic and secluded day beds nestled among the palm trees and unique leisure activities such as glassbottom paddleboards and canoes for intimate viewing of the reef. Lattice wood screen, retractable glass walls and an indoor-outdoor configuration will

immerse guests in views of the surrounding beauty while making the most of coastal breezes and Gili Meno’s balmy year-round weather. The two-storey villas are designed with the main living area, dining, lounge and kitchen on the upper level. Situated one row back from the beach, the upper level offers uninterrupted ocean lake and sunset views 365 days a year. Furniture is an eclectic mix of bespoke recycled teak and powder-coated metal, including couches, chairs and stools. The floor is a polished volcanic ash high-density concrete with aluminium spacers. Walls are made from locally-sourced Lombok natural cut granite stonework. With a focus on craftsmanship and quality, the villas will be outfitted with pieces made by local artisans.

e: stewart@baskgilimeno.com w: www.baskgilimeno.com BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN ASIA PACIFIC BASK Gili Meno by PT BASK Gili Meno

 BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN INDONESIA BASK Gili Meno by PT BASK Gili Meno Highly Commended LEISURE DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA BASK Gili Meno by PT BASK Gili Meno

Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA BASK Gili Meno by PT BASK Gili Meno Highly Commended DEVELOPER WEBSITE INDONESIA www.baskgilimeno.com by PT TROIS GARCON 74

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GERMANY

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 G GH was originally established in 1992 in East Berlin, Germany as a buying, financing and leasing broker. Since 2009, its project development division has filled a gap within the real estate market by specialising in the development of locations, buildings and properties with hitherto unrecognised potential or that were previously deemed unfeasible. Moritz Gruppe’s specialist team independently supervises a wide range of projects acting as a service provider for third parties or for its own projects. From conception to planning approval, together with their architectural ideas, designs, construction costings and marketing approach, to the successful implementation of the marketing strategy and building process, the project

development division is a recognised fullservice provider in both the national and international real estate market. THE:SQUARE³ in Berlin is a perfect, multi-award winning example of one of Moritz Gruppe’s projects. The intention with this striking mixed-use development is to create awareness for future urban spaces in order to achieve a new and great Berlin. This exciting €450 million, 151,225m² project symbolises its diversity of uses through its architecture; three feature towers denote the winners’ podium of gold, silver and bronze and are complemented by a highly contemporary residential complex. THE:SQUARE³ has been designed to lead the way in creating a city full of life, nature and sports, thus building a colourful, active and dynamic urban society.

Moritz Gruppe GmbH Palisadenstraße 40,

10243 Berlin, Germany 3 Melior Place, London SE1 3SZ United Kingdom t: +49 (0)30 422 681 11 f: +49 30 42 26 81 17 e: info@moritzgruppe.com w: www.moritzgruppe.com

BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE EUROPE THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING EUROPE THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE GERMANY THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe  BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING GERMANY THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe Highly Commended MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT GERMANY THE:SQUARE³ by Moritz Gruppe

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ANGOLA

C Colliers International Largo 17 de Setembro,

3 Presidente Business Center P 2 – S 224 e 226,Luanda, Angola

 I  been in Angola, since 2008, working at a national level. Although, for some, Africa remains the global economy’s last frontier, Colliers’ spirit of enterprise would not allow it to omit the country from its worldwide organisation. Believing that no other continent is better suited to enterprise than Africa, the company started with a single person, working solely in Luanda. Today, Colliers has a growing, experienced team operating across the whole country, from Cabinda to Cuando Cubango and from Lunda Norte to Namibe. Strong relationships have been built with several clients and the team has worked with all major local companies. Its expertise is also recognised across borders and the

Angolan team has been required to operate in neighbouring countries such as the DRCongo and Namibia. Colliers’ commitment to providing clients with the best service possible is constant. It has industry experts who are authorities on all types of property sectors. Whether it be the main, core sectors or the more niche, specialist ones such as agronomy or agricultural land valuation. Colliers is and will remain an important partner in accelerating the success of its clients, expanding in Angola and also opening foreign doors to Angolan clients. These customers are offered access to over 16,300 Colliers’ professionals around the world while its international clients are given access to an unmatched, in-depth local knowledge.

t: +244 919 98 49 67 e: nserrenho@colliersangola.com w: www.colliers.com BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY AFRICA Colliers International

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   55 years, SB Architects has established a world-wide reputation for excellence and leadership in planning and design. Its projects cover large-scale hotels, resorts, destination resort communities and all associated amenities, as well as multi-family residential and urban mixed-use developments. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Dorado, Puerto Rico is an award-winning project by SB Architects. More than half a century ago, Laurence Rockefeller opened his eco-friendly RockResorts properties, including the Dorado Beach Resort & Club. Now Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is the centrepiece of the revitalised 1,315 acre Dorado Beach Resort. Its unique architectural style developed by SB Architects takes its cue from two

important influences. These are the site itself and the rich, multi-layered history of both Puerto Rico and Dorado Beach. The architecture is contemporary and draws heavily from the mid-century modern vernacular in a direct reference to the period that gave rise to the original Dorado Beach Resort. The environment created is warm and inviting, infused with layers of reference to the surrounding natural world and to the many ancient and modern cultures that have influenced life on the island. The design’s success derives directly from its goals; to treat the site itself as the resort’s main amenity, honour the natural, cultural and architectural history of the site and fuse these elements to create an architectural solution that is entirely unique to this location.

SB Architects

1 Beach Street, Ste 101, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA t: +1 415 673 8990 e: contactsf@sb-architects.com w: www.sb-architects.com

BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE AMERICAS Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve by SB Architects

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MEXICO

A Arturo Campos Architects

Calle 49 #313 x 46 y 48 col Benito Juárez Norte. CP 97119 Mérida, México t: +52 999 9269080 e: arturo@arturocampos.com.mx

 C A, a wellestablished design company based in Mexico, was commissioned to create a new and contemporary hacienda. The clients, a family of three, requested a place where social events for up to 350 people could be hosted between its built areas and gardens. The property located in Yucatan also had to remain sufficiently flexible for use as an occasional country house. The resulting Hacienda Chaka originated from the owners’ liking for old houses and traditional haciendas with wide corridors, high ceilings, airy terraces and vivid colours. Grand terraces linking the indoors and outdoors to promote the contact and enjoyment of the hacienda’s gardens were also given prime consideration.

Arturo Campos Architects’ award-winning design consists of two axes; the first consists of the wide access that connects the kitchen and dining room, spacious areas with high ceilings and old mosaic pasta tiles. On entering the house through the front door, an original chaka tree from which the property takes its name can be seen. The tree was carefully preserved on the site and forms a central feature, ensuring every space in the hacienda has a direct connection with the gardens. Beyond this is a large swimming pool, forming the second compositional axis which includes the entrance, lobby, terrace, chaka tree and pool. The project fulfilled the clients’ wishes for a property constructed with local stone and wood with the ‘soul’ of a hacienda that provides maximum contact with nature.

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ACE D  on creating design-driven properties and lifestyle retail concepts that match the needs of discerning and affluent individuals through innovation, dedication and leadership. MahaNakhon will be the most significant complex of contemporary architecture and urban design in Thailand. Meaning ‘Great Metropolis’ in Thai, this freehold development is comprised of: MahaNakhon Square, a dramatic outdoor landscaped public plaza; and MahaNakhon CUBE, a 10,000m² upscale retail centre with lush gardens and terraces spread over multiple levels with restaurants, cafes and a marketplace. The building will be the tallest in Thailand when completed at 314 metres high. Designed for the warm climate of Thailand and located in the prime Sathorn/Silom CBD area, the building’s unique ‘pixelated’ form creates a series of large-scale outdoor

areas, perfect for tropical climates, offering indoor/outdoor dining, residences, and retail layouts that are refreshingly diverse. The building was envisaged as a representation of the development of Bangkok, breaking away from the traditional podium-and-tower configuration, instead producing a much more organic form rising above its neighbours, one which melts into the ground and the street life for which Bangkok is well-known. With its distinctive, faceted appearance, MahaNakhon has been carefully carved to introduce a three-dimensional ribbon of architectural ‘pixels’ that circle the tower’s full height, as if portions of the elegant glass curtain wall have been excavated to reveal the inner life of the building. MahaNakhon is a building that actively engages the city and connects to the urban fabric. The building absorbs Bangkok’s intensely vibrant energy and simultaneously gives it back to the city.

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT THAILAND MahaNakhon by PACE Development Corporation PLC Highly Commended RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT THAILAND The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok at MahaNakhon by PACE Development Corporation PLC 84

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon will be completed in 2016 and feature 207 extraordinary apartments, each offering the atmosphere of a skybox penthouse. They will be managed by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and include five-star amenities for all residents; The Bangkok Edition Hotel managed by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in a collaboration between Marriott International and renowned hotelier Ian Schrager; and a multi-level roof-top terrace bar and observation deck. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s CBD, this is a truly special complex that benefits from efficient city infrastructure. The residences offer Bangkok’s finest homes, with contemporary design. Owners can choose from two to five-bedrooms with both simplex and duplex layouts. Floors 23-73 all enjoy spectacular views including highlights of Bangkok’s skyline, such as Lumpini Park and Bang Kachao Nature Reserve. Residences range in area from 125–844m² while a number of clients will choose to combine residences up to a size of 1,500m². The Simplex

Sky Residences found in the upper section of the tower offer a sense of space and luxury, featuring design interiors by the world-renowned design house, David Collins Studio. Designed to be similar to a grand New York apartment, the sense of space is enhanced through a ceiling height of 3.4 metres, combined with indoor/ outdoor living including an oversized terrace and ‘pixel skybox’ dining room. Every detail within the home has been considered, including a separate private maid’s entrance and quarters, enabling food preparation, washing, and cleaning to occur without affecting the living areas. The Residences’ public areas include seven highspeed elevators, approximately 2.1-2.7-metrewide corridors featuring custom-designed patterned Ocean Travertine stone and carpet, and custom silk wall coverings. In addition to all this, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon feature Ritz-Carlton standards in property management to ensure the ultimate privacy and wellbeing of its residents.

PACE Development Corporation PLC

87/2, CRC Tower, All Seasons Place, 45th Floor, Unit 3, Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand t: +662 654 3344 e: info@pacedev.com w: www.pacedev.com

NOMINEE BEST CONDOMINIUM ASIA PACIFIC The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok at MahaNakhon by PACE Development Corporation PLC

 BEST CONDOMINIUM THAILAND The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok at MahaNakhon by PACE Development Corporation PLC International Property Awards

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  , The Luxe Interiors was created to provide its clients with a highly personal and comprehensive design service. The company fuses high-end interior design with couture fashion to form a unique design philosophy. This combines the form and function of interior design with the craftsmanship of couture fashion for the ultimate in modern luxury interiors. The Luxe Interiors’ award-winning project 112 Colmore Row follows on from its successful conversion of a five-storey Georgian townhouse on Mayfair’s Park Lane. It was converted into the London headquarters of a rapidly expanding investment and development company which then required a boutique HQ for its Birmingham office that mirrored the Park Lane project. The final design was very much driven from the initial concept boards.

Layout was locked in and the client had no changes to make to them. Therefore, all that was left to finalise were the exact finishes and the colour palette. Merging luxury hotel, high end residential and office environments, 112 Colmore Row gives staff and visitors an immediate sense of luxury and grandeur from the first moment they step foot in the building. Every element including the etched glass graphics which greet you upon entering the dramatic, all black entrance hallway, inspired by the Chanel stores of Paris and Los Angeles, have been designed, considered and implemented. Each minute detail needed to convey to investors and staff the level of quality the company was prepared to go to. Leaving no stone unturned, the interiors have been transformed from generic,

NOMINEE BEST OFFICE INTERIOR UK 112 Colmore Row by The Luxe Interiors

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corporate offices by the use of perimeter bulkheads with subtle mood lighting. This has been offset against the classic oversized architectural details of coving, architraves and skirting to create a townhouse feel with a modern twist. Subtle nuances or juxtaposed styles and finishes became the champion of the concept, delivering points of interest, quality craftsmanship and considered design. The client wanted to ensure the colour palette used had a timeless feel and so The Luxe Interiors proposed earthy tones of French grey and stone. Finishes chosen were also those befitting a private members’ club or a classic smokers’ den. Tan leathers to match walnut doors, piano black with ebony macassar bespoke cabinetry, iconic Porta Romana lighting, dark leather upholstery

and elegant Chase Erwin flawless silk handmade curtains. Luxury had to be evident in the immediate aesthetic, by touch as well as by the finer details such as precision of stitchwork, spacing of studs and alternating of textures. At first glance or from a distance, 112 Colmore Row’s interiors give a sense of classic London townhouse style. However, on closer inspection, the details stand proud. The client’s brief of creating a working environment with the welcome of a five-star hotel, the luxury of a Mayfair townhouse and the convenience of a well planned office environment has been perfectly achieved. Ensuring each and every detail is considered from initial concept has allowed the process to deliver the design led features required to help set this project apart from the generic, modern office design.

The Luxe Interiors Unit 72, Birch Road East, Wyrley Trading Estate, Birmingham, B6 7DA, UK t: +44 (0)121 369 1066 e: info@theluxeinteriors.co.uk w: www.theluxeinteriors.co.uk

NOMINEE BEST OFFICE INTERIOR UK 112 Colmore Row by The Luxe Interiors

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 H  itself on building homes to the exacting standard of a Swiss watch. The company has proven itself to be highly credible and secured a respectable reputation as a developer who builds homes with a heart in a competitive industry. It aims to provide a higher standard of quality, value appreciation potential and elegance. The award-winning Villa Crystal is Orando Holdings’ sixth development. It is a peaceful haven away from the stress of the city with each unit providing a secure and supremely comfortable enclave for every resident. The project consists of a 3.5 acre lot which houses two 37 and 38-storey condominiums and a total of 414 units. It is one of the tallest and most striking developments in the vicinity and

offers fabulous views of Kuala Lumpur and Desa Park City. These boutique apartments have 11-foot high ceilings, an impressive 10 per cent higher than in most apartments. This allows for a luxuriously elevated experience and provides a greater sense of space. The largest units comprise 1,614 square feet each and include four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a large multipurpose yard. This is a hugely versatile space which can be used either for storage or as creative zone for homeowners to pursue artistic interests. Alternatively, owners can create a further room, such as a home office, games or reading room. Residents are able to personalise their own home, and have the choice of eight unique layout plans and individual furnishings.

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Only the finest SIRIM-approved materials have been used in the construction of Villa Crystal’s apartments. Each component material used is not only chosen for maximum safety and comfort but also for the best aesthetic appeal. Ceramic tiles, timber doors, cement render, plaster, paint and sanitary fittings have been brought together to create stunning homes for a discerning, modern and professional community. Orando Holdings has strategically placed balconies and concrete awnings to provide extra shade for every unit. The clever use of these architectural elements also allows for a seamless experience with Villa Crystal’s surrounding landscape. As floor-to-ceiling windows let in too much light and heat for Malaysia’s tropical climate, large tinted windows have been used

instead. These prevent sunlight from penetrating into the interior of the development during the day. At night they enable a cool breeze to flow into the premises and keep the ambient temperature at an optimal level. This is achieved by facilitating the flow of high and low-pressure wind zones and channeling the breeze. The design of their interiors is comprised of several ingenious elements that infuse Villa Crystal’s units with clever innovations. They add to the safety, comfort and aesthetic value of the unit and serve to remind residents that they are in a home that is of a different league. Nonetheless, this level of comfort has not compromised the modern design of the apartments with their contemporary masterpiece living spaces that are above and beyond the standards of this residential area.

Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd No.6-1, Jalan Medan Putra 4,

Medan Putra Business Centre, Off Jalan Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur t: +603 6275 4933 f: +603 6277 4966 w: www.orando.com.my

NOMINEE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT ASIA PACIFIC Villa Crystal by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT MALAYSIA Villa Crystal by Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd International Property Awards

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K G, a Penang-based property developer, was founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004. Renowned for the high quality of its developments, the group’s multi-award winning project D’Twist is within DK City. This master plan development comprises a boutique office, SOVO, service suite, boutique hotel and shopping gallery. D’Twist is one of DK Group’s newest iconic venues and is named to represent the ‘twisted’ exterior design of the mixed-use commercial development. No stone was unturned in the planning of the design for D’Twist’s three towering structures and they have been conceived in a way that exudes architectural prowess. This is demonstrated by their complex helical orientation that takes on a modern reinterpretation of traditional tropical design techniques. By carrying through this hybrid helical twisted

configuration, the towers are able to cope with the number of units per floor, along with the ability to optimise views and give a more elegant proportionality. There were many components to the development that needed intricacy in mapping out a plan of action. Every aspect of the building was brought to the forefront during planning stages and further enhanced its value. One such successfully planned design execution was the use of ‘in-between’ spaces or loggias (known in Malay as serambi). Explained in more detail, these internal voids formed from the design of the towers were accentuated with full helical twist sky garden features, while also acting as a passive solar control device. Located within D’Twist is an exciting new business hotel that will comprise of 188 duplex suites and 122 hotel suites. This luxurious

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA D’Twist @ DK-City by DK Group

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hotel will be run and managed by Mercure, a globally-recognised purveyor of luxury hotel accommodation. It was designed by RDA Harris Architects with input from Mercure which brings the influence of its worldwide brand to work within D’Twist’s local landscape. The hotel will feature bold, evocative, modern design elements that rightly contrast various contemporary elements such as glass, metal and wood. It also boasts all the familiar luxuries of a four-star hotel such as decadent drapes, beautiful light fixtures and high-grade tiles within a garden atmosphere. One particularly notable feature is the duplex hotel suites that offer generouslyspaced accommodation for the hotel’s discerning guests. These spaces are separated by a duplex ‘dual key’ room layout for maximum privacy and security whilst allowing shared but separate spaces.

Guest facilities include outdoor tropical gardens, a waterfall and water deck, vertical sky gardens, a swimming pool, gymnasium, business centre and entertainment centre. By bringing in new and exciting elements and merging them with the warmth and familiarity of local architectural design cues, this business hotel will provide a welcoming, personalised service for its guests. Due for completion in 2018, the hotel forms part of the final phase of DK City. By embarking on the D’Twist project, DK Group’s goal was to establish a prominent landmark that exhibits towering structures with iconic designs. In addition to this, D’Twist is also being constructed as the tallest residential building in South East Asia. When combined with the commercial components in this integrated site, the value of the entire venue is increased significantly.

DK Land Development (KL) Sdn Bhd No 4, Jln PPU 3,

Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama, 47100 Puchong, Malaysia t: +3 8064 6766 f: +3 8062 6768 e: enquiry@dkgroup.com.my w: www.dkgroup.com.my

NOMINEE BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC D’Twist @ DK-City by DK Group NOMINEE BEST NEW HOTEL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN ASIA PACIFIC D’Twist @ DK-City by DK Group

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 S G has a 20-year history and a proven track record of developing and completing prime residential and commercial projects strategically located across Malaysia’s property hotspots. The group has consistently received awards for its performance and quality of developments; with over 100 accolades and awards garnered locally and internationally. Its portfolio currently includes 46 projects across greater Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley, Johor Bahru (Iskandar Malaysia), Penang (North Corridor Economic Region), and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. What sets Mah Sing apart from other developers is its product offerings and the ability to cater to the diverse buyers and market segments. The group strongly believes in the co-existence and harmony of its buyers’ needs,

the environment around the property, and the community surrounding it. The Loft @ Southbay City is described as being a ‘private gateway to an enchanting sea’. Million – even multi-million – ringgit views on the island of Penang is what The Loft is all about. Part of the integrated township of Southbay City, the development measures 3.71 acres and has a gross value of RM290 million. Ideally located on the Penang seafront, it is home to 156 luxurious suites housed in two tower blocks. With only 78 units in each tower, this equates to only three per floor and ensures each has a panoramic view of the waterfront with breathtaking vistas all around. Mah Sing envisioned Southbay as a new and fully-integrated community offering facilities for living, work and recreation on a site

NOMINEE BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC The Loft@Southbay City by Mah Sing Group Berhad

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concentrated around a hill – affording excellent uninhibited views within a unique setting that will be easily recognisable from a distance. Within this integrated community, The Loft will feature serviced apartments. The brief calls for the design to relate to the existing terrain, taking advantage of the views its elevated location affords, being at the periphery of almost the highest point of Southbay. The Loft is comfortable and tasteful – a place that families can call home – one that allows a withdrawal from the hubbub of daily life, while still maintaining an easy connection and relationship to it. It will provide restful spaces for relaxing or for socialising, and recreational facilities to please residents of all ages. In line with the brief, two linear tower blocks were envisaged, with the central lobby

forming a T-shape. Each tower will have three units per floor and all units to be oriented and laid out to take advantage of available views. The two towers will sit on a podium with an attractive landscaped deck on the roof. A bridge will link the podium deck to a cascading sequence of pools with adjoining pool decks. A second bridge will link both towers on the staging floor containing a gymnasium, reading and viewing lounges. By creating this new community, the developer’s initial aim is to draw young professionals seeking a home that is unique and different. They will form the nucleus of the community that will continue to draw other like-minded people, whatever their nationality. In a nutshell, the great appeal of The Loft can be described as being ‘the ease of withdrawal from the rat-race or rejoining it revitalised’.

Mah Sing Group Wisma Mah Sing,

Penthouse Suite 1, No. 163, Jalan Sungei Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur t: +603 9221 8888 e: crm@mahsing.com.my w: www.mahsing.com.my

NOMINEE BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC The Loft@Southbay City by Mah Sing Group Berhad

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A Quada (Holyport) Limited e: richard.bellman@quada.co.uk w: www.quada.co.uk

Studio Henley Architects e: mail@studiohenley.co.uk

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-  Quada specialises in high-end residential homes in the south east of England. The company takes pride in its contemporary design concepts, suited to creating exciting and unusual buildings as well as homes with intimacy and warmth. Harford Manor in Holyport, Berkshire has won two accolades for Quada this year. These awards follow on from a similar developer’s award achieved in 2014 for another contemporary designed country house, ‘Blue Jay’. Located in Claremont Park, Esher, Surrey, this was one just a few houses of this size and cost to be sold in this high value area in the first half of 2015. With Harford Manor, Quada’s aim was to produce a new-build house which

was contemporary in design in a market sector dominated by neo classic pastiche – namely Georgian and Palladian. The site was originally occupied by a rather spacerestricted house with extensive equestrian facilities. Hence Quada redeveloped the building to be more commensurate with its amenities and surroundings – a mini estate of 40 acres with commanding views over paddocks and woodland. A dramatic roof arrangement drove forward the design of the building as a whole. This well-composed form is in harmony with the tree line and arboricultural nature of the site. In many ways the appearance of the building and the landscape are inter-linked and as both mellow over time, the building will appear rooted to the landscape.

e: pritesh@lad.co.uk

w: www.stjamesinteriors.com NOMINEE BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE UNITED KINGDOM Harford Manor, Holyport by Quada (Holyport) Limited and Studio Henley Architects

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SOUTH EAST ENGLAND Harford Manor, Holyport by Quada (Holyport) Limited and Studio Henley Architects

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 P I. has developed World Plaza, a 27-storey premium Grade A office building of mixeduse occupancy. It has an average space of approximately 1,600m of leasable area per floor. It will serve as the headquarters of multinational businesses, which are located in the progressive and developing district of Bonifacio Global City in the heart of Metro Manila. The area is also home to trendy clubs, restaurants, glamorous boutiques, embassies and top-class hotels, such as the Shangri-La and Grand Hyatt. World Plaza is also situated in the upscale business area and its key location is close to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Conceptualised for a business environment that caters to the global

economy, the building has a responsive design with flexible systems that support the evolving tenant needs and is tailored to the growing and vibrant business district. The building highlights also include an enhanced structural design to resist earthquakes and CCTV surveillance, which monitors office and perimeter security status. A building management system is also in place, which provides centralised monitoring and control of vital equipment from ventilation fans to water tank levels. To promote comfort and productivity, views are maximised with natural lighting to create a healthier office environment. Interiors are furnished with stone, metal and glass and a plaza while a water feature offers a welcoming ambiance.

Daiichi Properties Inc. Penthouse, The Taipan Place,

F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines, 1605 t: +632 636 8888 m: +63 917 638 8888 f: +632 636 1000 e: marketing@dpdiph.com w: www.daiichiproperties.com/worldplaza

NOMINEE BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC World Plaza by DAIICHI PROPERTIES, INC.

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I Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd No 1 Jalan Wangsa Permai,

3rd Floor Bangunan One Wangsa, Taman Wangsa Permai, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia t: +603 6277 5192 f: +603 6277 5443

  , Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd (KPSB) has a solid reputation as a builder of high-end properties. The Shore @ Malacca River is an award-winning, flagship project by KPSB which was completed ahead of time in Melaka, Malaysia. It is a luxurious waterfront mixed development consisting of four towers and, with its sky lounge on level 43, it is the tallest building in Malacca. It contains serviced apartments, a four-star hotel and a retail podium with restaurants, fashion stores and a full range of amenities for residents, shoppers and tourists. The Shore creates a self-contained community for discerning individuals where extensive tropical landscaping adds to its scenic delight. Sun decks and cascading water features abound, taking maximum advantage

of The Shore’s location next to the historic Malacca River and Kampung Morten with its traditional Malay houses. The landscape starts at the ground floor at the proposed river promenade overlooking the Malacca River. The edge of the riverfront promenade follows the flow of the existing boardwalk and mangrove trees, resulting in a design that integrates holistically with both the new and old. The existing steel column of the elevated light rail traversing the site has been beautified by covering it with climbers which create a vertical green wall. Crowning the 9th floor of The Shore is a lushly landscaped podium for residents and hotel guests with a series of pools and an elevated gym overlooking the glorious surroundings.

e: vicky.chia@kerjayaprospek.com w: www.kerjayaprospek.com NOMINEE BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ASIA PACIFIC The Shore at Malacca River by Kerjaya Prospek (M) Sdn Bhd

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T. P J boasts a portfolio of prime developments including its award-winning Tunjungan Plaza Retail Mall. The first phase opened in 1986 and three additional phases have since created a huge superblock in the centre of Surabaya, Indonesia. Recently, it is building the fifth and sixth phases. During construction, the existing mall had to be operational at all times, and the connection between the existing 20 year-old shopping malls and the new malls required much coordination between both the marketing and project teams to ensure a smooth tenant transition. Now Tunjungan Plaza 5 surpasses all previous phases in one highly impressive tower block. Consisting of a six-storey shopping mall beneath 12 floors of offices

and 27 floors of condominium units. In the near future, Plaza 6 will adopt an eco-living concept to harmonise vertical and green living with an additional mall, central garden, exhibition space, offices and luxurious residences. With the new mall of phases 5 and 6, the retail space will total 167,000m² of leasable area. The site also houses the 5-star Sheraton Hotel, the 20-storey Regensi Condominium, and 4-star Four Points Hotel which have their own separate entrances and facilities. Supported by anchor tenants, hundreds of local brand and famous international brand tenants, a huge Convention Centre and atriums, this exquisite development has become the largest shopping destination in East Indonesia and the landmark of Surabaya.

PT. Pakuwon Jati JL Basuki Rakhmat 8-12, Surabaya, Indonesia t: +62 31 5311088 f: +62 31 5311099 e: tunjunganplaza@pakuwon.com w: www.tunjunganplaza.com w: www.pakuwon.com

NOMINEE BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC Tunjungan City Superblock by PT. Pakuwon Jati

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA Tunjungan City Superblock by PT. Pakuwon Jati International Property Awards

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N Niratt Design Corporation Co., Ltd.

21/80 Soi Soonvijai, Rama 9 Road, Bangkapi, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand t: +66 2 641 5450 e: md@nirattdesign.com

 D  one of the fastest growing design firms based in Bangkok. It was founded in 2005 by Niratt Potitan and specialises in interior design projects for hotels, resorts, high-end residential, apartments and corporate offices. The award-winning design of Plaza Athenee, a Royal Meridien Hotel, stemmed from the lifestyle and historical palace of H.R.H. Princess Valaya Alongkorn, the 43rd daughter of King Rama V. She was well known for her aesthetic skills in the fields of Thai-European interior decoration, fashion, bouquet making and also in intellectual fields such as book collecting and chess playing. Therefore, Niratt Designs’ goal is to bring back the Thai-Colonial style that the Princess

would have known during her lifetime. At the same time the design concept has been combined with the modern world to define ‘Thai Transitional Luxury’. As guests arrive at the hotel they are able to sense the air of Thai traditional nobility from an era when exquisite luxurious contemporary design blended with traditional Thai characteristics. This created one of the most influential design aspects through the history of Thailand. The design for Royal Club guestrooms and suites is influenced by Thai Royal ceremonies that took place in the Royal palace while Athenee guestrooms and suites represent the summer palace. Carefully selected colour palettes, artwork and Thai panels all result in an extremely impressive hotel interior concept.

e: info@nirattdesign.com w: www.nirattdesign.com NOMINEE BEST HOTEL INTERIOR ASIA PACIFIC Plaza Athenee, A Royal Meridien Hotel, Bangkok by Niratt Design Corporation Co., Ltd.

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 T  based in Selangor, Malaysia and focuses on developing luxurious properties for the high-end market. It is a member of the NCT Group of Companies and has won three prestigious awards for its project Ion Delemen, a large scale boutique development 6,000 feet above sea level in Genting Highlands. Inspired by the expression of harmony that is prevalent in nature, Ion Delemen exemplifies this philosophy through its architectural and aesthetic applications. Boasting a combination of impressive architectural design, world-class services and unbeatable views of mountains and rolling hills, the development aims to provide an opulent living experience. Located on over 10.2 acres of lush greenscape, Ion Delemen has been conceived as a resort-style serviced apartment project with a total of 1,148 units across seven towers.

Aligning with their sloping terrain, these impressive sky-touching towers are designed to face East in a single loading manner to fully maximise the fabulous views. Apartment units open out to sprawling green vistas and spectacular sunrises while Ion Delemen also integrates top security features and first class facilities. These include the Wellness Spa, a heated infinity pool, sky pavilion, sky garden, speciality restaurant, sky fire pits with viewing deck and a Propose Challenge course for team building. Based on the five elements of ‘Wu Xing’ philosophy, the master plan depicts different aspects of water, wood, fire, earth and metal – all translated into various apartment features that are balanced harmoniously within the development. All the serviced apartments will be managed by Best Western Premier which is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016.

Galeri Tropika Sdn Bhd

(A member of the NCT Group of Companies) Menara NCT, No 2, Jalan BP 4/9, Bandar Pukit Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia t: +603 8064 3333 f: +603 8064 3388 e: info@nct.net.my w: www.nct.net.my

NOMINEE BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC Ion Delemen @ Genting Highlands by NCT Group

 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE MALAYSIA Ion Delemen @ Genting Highlands by NCT Group  BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA Ion Delemen @ Genting Highlands by NCT Group Highly Commended LEISURE DEVELOPMENT Ion Delemen @ Genting Highlands by NCT Group

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The Net Group

Net Square Penthouse, 3rd Avenue, Corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Philippines t: +632 856 9999

   office developer in the Philippines, The Net Group (TNG) works with top local and international experts to develop and lease prime workplaces in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Redefining BGC’s skyline, its portfolio showcases seven eco-friendly, premier towers, with tenants such as Coca Cola, J.P. Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Procter & Gamble, Infor, QBE, Oracle, Fujitsu, and PhilamLife. In line with its vision of creating the best office spaces in the city, TNG is a strong supporter of the green building certification process of the Philippine Green Building Council (PhilGBC), a member of the World Green Building Council. Under PhilGBC’s Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE), TNG developed its latest tower, Net Park, with the challenging goal of achieving the highest five-star rating. Net Park is an award-winning, visionary landmark tower along BGC’s financial broadway,

5th Avenue. It rises up to 38 storeys, with a six-floor parking podium and two green parks – an open sky park on the eighth floor and an interactive public park adjacent to the building. Net Park fuses together sustainability, functionality and elegance. The entire tower is wrapped in aluminum ribbons, optimising the path of the sun and allowing stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding city. It is designed with efficiency and versatility in mind, with long-term cost-cutting technologies such as utilising geothermal energy, rain and condensate water recycling systems, and high performance glass walls that resist heat and maximise sunlight penetration. Net Park will cover 65,000m² of leasable office and retail space, with an expected occupancy of over 10,000 people. With ecology, economy, and aesthetics setting TNG’s office buildings apart from others, the company continues to provide the best workplaces in the country.

e: marketing@thenetgroup.ph w: www.thenetgroup.ph NOMINEE BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC Net Park by The Net Group

 BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT PHILIPPINES Net Park by The Net Group Highly Commended DEVELOPER WEBSITE PHILIPPINES www.thenetgroup.ph by The Net Group

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 I G is a leading, award-winning provider of commercial real estate services with offices in Greece and Serbia as well as covering Cyprus, Montenegro and FYROM. The company integrates its knowledge and resources in the region with Colliers’ global presence of more than 500 offices and 16,300 colleagues worldwide. Colliers is proud to be the trusted partner to many high-profile businesses, orchestrating total real estate solutions as the tempo of business increases and accelerating their success. Whether investing or leasing, transacting or valuating with Colliers International Greece’s expert professionals, critical analysis and industry-leading research, its teams accelerate the success of partners, turning their real estate assets into competitive business advantages. From concept to completion, Colliers International Greece has successfully

advised clients by creating business real estate opportunities and uncovering the full potential of each project. A number of large scale mixed-use properties and portfolio projects were successfully led by its teams on behalf of private and public clients including institutional investors. Colliers, Greece was engaged in the Hellinikon PPP Privatisation deal, the former international airport of 6.2 million square metres in Athens by providing real estate advisory services alongside the private partnership. The project is considered to be the largest investment project worldwide. The Greek team was also part of the first privatisation deal in the Greek market acting on behalf of the Government. They also concluded the largest office building sale transaction of 2015 in the Greek market and oversaw the successful sale deals of the new offices of both the Embassies of Canada and the United Arab Emirates in Athens.

Colliers International Greece 23 Adrianeiou Street, Neo Psychiko 115 25 Athens Greece t: +30 210 68 32 440 f: +30 210 68 32 351 e: greece@colliers.com w: www.colliers.com/greece

NOMINEE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY EUROPE Colliers International Greece

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E Rosehaven Homes

145 Reynolds Street, Suite 300, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6J 0A7 t: +1 905 849 1166 f: +1 905 849 3938

  , Rosehaven Homes has created properties with innovative exteriors and interior design that have led to numerous awards for architectural and design excellence. The Randall Residences in the heart of downtown Oakville, Ontario is a prime, multi-award winning example. The project was launched as a premium luxury condominium development with an exclusive offering of only 36 suites. The challenge was to create residences that exude elegancy and luxury, while still maintaining a legible floorplan for the purchaser to review and choose the suite most suited to their liking. A digital version of the ‘coffee table style’ brochure was produced to allow prospective purchasers to zoom into particular layouts.

Specific attention was given to detail in the exterior elevation, features and finishes to cater to a niche market of purchasers. The exterior detail was inspired by the timeless Beaux Arts movement and the elegance of Paris, with a focus on the grand scale of construction. By using symmetry and balance combined with a commitment to classical tradition, grand, yet understated, style is brought to the building’s façade. No expense was spared with interior materials and finishing. Living spaces feature wide gallery hallways, soaring ceiling heights, rotunda foyers, engineered hardwood and slab marble flooring. Within walking distance of Lake Ontario, restaurants, art galleries, shops and Oakville’s Yacht Club, Randall Residences offer all the comforts of downtown living with the elegance, exclusivity and security of a stylish private residence.

e: builder@rosehavenhomes.com w: www.rosehavenhomes.com NOMINEE BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING AMERICAS The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING CANADA The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes Highly Commended CONDOMINIUM CANADA The Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes

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 D J Design Studio (DJDS) in New York creates unique environments based on diverse narrative concepts and tailored solutions for the various spaces. As the company’s founder and principal, Dorothee Junkin’s thorough training and diverse experience in architecture and design enables her to see space in its entirety and in the context of its surroundings. The company has an international perspective when it comes to design and sources finishes and decor from all over the world to achieve a signature style that is thoughtfully balanced, practical and often unexpected. Providing a highly personalised design service, DJDS strongly believes that every detail matters as an integral part of the overall design, to give each and every space the character and individualism it merits.

Every project is as unique as the client for whom it is designed. DJDS’s award-winning project, Vero Beach Oceanfront Residence, is the company’s first project in the US and also its largest to date at 18,400 square feet. Located in Vero Beach, Florida, this contemporary residence offers magnificent oceanfront living in a stunning setting surrounded by lush gardens. It occupies almost the entire width of 200 feet of ocean frontage maximising the ocean views from all primary rooms. Two pool decks, one infinity pool along the Eastern oceanfront and one pool in the secluded Western gardens provide sunny and shaded outdoor areas from the early morning right through to the early evening. Large sliding glass doors and thoughtfully placed furniture offer a seamless indooroutdoor living across the whole ground floor.

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The client’s brief asked for a contemporary and elegant main residence with ample indoor and outdoor space to entertain guests and extended family in a variety of formal and informal settings. Given the rather understated style of the property’s architecture and the client’s desire to avoid interiors that shouted ‘Florida beach house’, DJDS took a more international design approach. This involved bringing together artfully applied custom lighting installations, textures, furniture sourced from all over the world, finds from the client’s travels, vintage pieces and a variety of custom designed furnishings. A well-considered material concept allows a seemingly effortless flow from one area to the next while imbuing each of the soaring primary spaces as well as the more private secondary spaces with its own distinct

feel. Subtle Alabama limestone creates an elegant atmosphere with its velvety texture or more rustic feel with its split face version throughout the house. Walnut wall panels, flooring and joinery form a beautiful contrast with the stone finishes and add warmth and character. With Dorothee and the client working closely together throughout the project, each design approach has been individually tailored to suit individual preferences, a thought or observation shared or an aspect they discovered together. The stunning result is a home where every area and the design within it have their own special story and background. “Creating a home with and for a client is a wonderful journey,” said Dorothee, “and it is incredibly rewarding when you can look at what you have achieved together.”

DJDS LLC

188 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA t: +1 917 510 5258 e: dj@djds.us w: www.djds.us

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 R  built a private development of the same name with 250 apartments consisting of both high-rise executive style apartments and villas. This forms part of the Airways Hotel and Apartments Property in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Located alongside Port Moresby’s Jackson International Airport, the residences are leased out on both long and short-term leases to oil and gas, medical and aviation industry companies and various construction industry executives and their families. Enjoying high demand thanks to Papua New Guinea’s recent natural gas resource development, Airways Residences has nearly full occupancy all year round. The most recent edition to the apartment development is C Residences 7, a luxury

development of 12 executive-style, two and three-bedroom apartments and a top floor penthouse level apartment that will feature its own interior design specifications. Each apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows and large balconies which overlook tropical gardens, Bootless Bay and PNG’s Owen Stanley Ranges, famous the world over with trekking adventurers. The hotel’s international reputation has been built on equally unique interiors, not to mention first-class service and a passionate attention to detail. The company offers finely appointed rooms, exquisite decor and worldclass facilities in an environment that is calm, secure and spacious. Conveniently close to one of Port Moresby’s most popular social hubs, this is an ideal place for business meetings, networking and family relaxation.

Airways Residences Limited Jackson Parade,

Jackson International Airport, PO Box 1942, Boroko, NCD, Papua New Guinea t: +675 325 4366 e: info_residences@airways.com.pg w: www.airwaysresidences.com.pg

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A Artemi & Gibbs Property Group

Unit 20, Wrotham Business Park, Barnet, EN5 4SZ t: +44 (0)208 345 5656 f: +44 (0)208 345 6633

  G  been successfully developing properties in London for over eight years. Priority is given to the design and construction of all the company’s developments, creating homes that are thoughtful in design, environmentallyfriendly and built by craftsmen with modern skills and traditional values. Located in Hadley Wood, one of Hertfordshire’s most coveted areas, Artemi & Gibbs’ award-winning property Miram House is the pinnacle of luxury living. The word ‘Miram’ means ‘amazing’ in Latin and, with its majestic columns and intricate stonework, Miram House certainly lives up to its name. The brief was to design and create six elegant, spacious luxury apartments targeted at high net worth individuals who require convenient access

into Central London yet still enjoy countryside living. Hence Miram House ushers in a new concept in modern living – a fusion of classic elegance with contemporary features. Its layout ensures that every apartment has a stunning view. Additionally, with bespoke finishes and stunning surroundings, the property compares equally with West End luxury boutique hotels whilst retaining the essence and feel of a lavish country home. A communal all-weather tennis court offers a perfect social and leisure amenity while spacious underground parking provides security and convenience. It gives direct access to the opulent entrance lobby with its stunning chandelier featuring 10,200 hand-cut Swarovski crystals, and a concierge service which greets residents on their return home.

e: info@artemi-gibbs.com w: www.artemi-gibbs.com

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 I co-ordinates every aspect of an interior project from inception to completion, covering every stage from permissions’ applications to dressing and styling. Its team of talented designers and architects, along with experienced technicians, consultants and quality craftsmen, ensure that each project is expertly managed and that all work is carried out to exacting standards, on time and on budget. From concept to completion Base Interior offers a single point of contact for its clients resulting in the hand-over of a fully finished product. Green Street is Base Interior’s awardwinning project in Mayfair, London. The client’s brief was for the company to take on the full interior design and project

coordination role for the refurbishment of this two-bedroom, first floor apartment. Part of a grand period conversion, the challenge was to respect the property’s beautiful period features whilst meeting the client’s demands for contemporary fixtures and fittings, textiles and audio-visual technology. Base Interior felt the strongest fixed element of the period architecture was the beautiful 18th century windows with their graphic pane arrangement to the top light. This detailing became a source of inspiration that held the fixed architecture at the centre of the interior scheme. This ornate period profile has remained timeless through to the 21st century and led to the development of a graphic leitmotif which can be seen running throughout the apartment.

Base Interior

5 Fitzhardinge Street London W1H 6ED UK t: +44 (0)207 486 5690 e: design@baseinterior.com w: www.baseinterior.com

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The Old Court House, London Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7EN, UK

-  Kirkby Homes is a privately owned property company based in Ascot, Berkshire that takes great pride in the quality and finish of all projects. The firm provides full project management skills and utilises its expert designers, architects and tradesmen to create and co-ordinate perfect homes from start to finish and beyond with its excellent after-sales service. Kirkby Homes’ latest award-winning project is Wellington Court, an impressive gated development of 16 modern, spacious two-bedroom apartments in the village of Crowthorne. The project brief was to convert two old office blocks with a dreary, uninteresting exterior into two spectacular apartment buildings that would exceed all expectations. This was achieved by carefully cladding the building with modern materials for an

attractive and contemporary appearance and providing a beautiful living space inside. Each block provides eight spacious apartments, each with two, off-road parking spaces. The units range from 62m to 82m in size with Juliet balconies included for those on the first floor. Finished to an exceptionally high specification, apartments at Wellington Court include luxury kitchens with integrated Siemens’ appliances and quartz worktops, contemporary bathrooms and en suites or dressing rooms. Externally, communal areas and gardens have been beautifully landscaped by Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Clifford Stanley of Designer Landscapes. All these factors resulted in the stunning apartments being sold in record time with most being purchased off plan.

t: +44 (0)1344 872596 e: sales@kirkbyhomes.com w: www.kirkbyhomes.com

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BERKSHIRE Wellington Court, Dukes Ride by Kirkby Homes Sunningdale 114

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R G  a pioneering design team, driven by perfection and meticulous attention to detail. From sumptuous homes to private yachts, each project is carefully crafted to deliver timeless luxury such as the two following awardwinning interior design concepts. ‘Luxury Surrey Residence’ is a 27,000 square foot property set in six acres of beautiful wooded grounds surrounded by a worldfamous golf course. Personal attention to furnishings and fabrics by Natalia Rotenberg, founder of NR Group, ensures that this breathtaking mansion has the ability to stimulate and relax the mind. An individual approach and fine detailing to each of the bedroom suites means that anyone who stays at

this spectacular home can appreciate the soft and subtle furnishings that envelop them. Shaanti House in Gerrards Cross is a spectacular new residence in secluded, landscaped grounds of 1.15 acres just 18 miles from Central London. Natalia and her team have managed to create individual spaces as well as the feeling of a modern home that flows through all five levels of its 15,128 foot total area. For example, the dining room hidden behind huge Art Deco doors is perfect for summer meals and leads out on to a beautiful terrace. NR Group has also combined the work of various artists which reflect the different rooms and moods of this home, creating a unique mix of modern and traditional styles.

NR Property Developments Ltd The Design Studio, 7 Station Parade, London Road, Sunningdale, Berkshire SL5 0EP, UK t: +44 (0)7961 095792 t: +44 (0)7939 966147 e: info@nrdevelopments.co.uk w: www.nrdevelopments.co.uk

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME SOUTH EAST ENGLAND Shaanti House by NR Property Developments Ltd

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Portview Fit-Out Limited 46 Florenceville Avenue, Belfast,BT7 3GZ, Northern Ireland

   world’s luxury brands, Belfast-based luxury interior specialist Portview Fit-Out places an intense focus on client relationships, training, infrastructure, supply-chain management and accreditation. The company has recently completed an award-winning new 5,000 square feet London flagship store project for Japanese luxury fashion brand Issey Miyake. With a frontage of 60 feet, the store occupies a prominent position between Bond Street and Hanover Square in the centre of Mayfair. The £900,000 fit-out took 16 weeks to complete and the Portview team worked with a scheme created by Miyake design collaborator Tokujin Yoshioka. Taking cues from Miyake’s ‘reality lab’, they combined the concepts of technology and craftsmanship.

Yoshioka’s design required Portview to strip out the fittings inside the lower two floors of the 1950’s building, leaving walls and columns bare. Rough concrete columns were installed to contrast with bright blue anodised aluminium panels that highlight display areas and clad the lift shaft. With unprecedented attention to detail, the panels were fabricated in Germany, then anodised by a specialist company in Switzerland. A doglegged staircase positioned in the centre of the floor plate incorporates a glass balustrade, allowing light from the street facade into the basement. Issey Miyake’s own design IN-EI folded lamps and cove lighting by Iguzzini around the ceiling offer additional illumination throughout the store, and Yoshioka’s tables, appearing to balance precariously on angled stands are used to display accessories.

t: +28 9064 4765 e: simon.campbell@portview.co.uk w: www.portview.co.uk Highly Commended RETAIL INTERIOR LONDON Issey Miyake by Portview Fit-Out Limited 116

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DeBunga Residensi

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JM L B is one of Malaysia’s largest property developers in terms of landbank size with 4,900 acres to be developed in the next 10 years. Widely recognised for its excellence, IJM Land Berhad specialises in developing everything from townships, integrated developments and residential projects to offices, retail and recreational facilities. DeBunga Residensi is an exclusive, awardwinning residential enclave of luxury homes that promotes an ideal family lifestyle while embracing Mother Nature in its rawest form. The development features just 25 lavish three-storey bungalows and 182 generously proportioned semi-detached homes. Spread over 32.77 acres, this equates to only six units per acre allowing a wealth of natural, open space

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for outdoor activities, leisure and recreation within a gated and guarded perimeter. Seri Riana Residence is yet another awardwinning project by IJM Land Berhad with MSL Properties Sdn Bhd. Offering residents the finest in luxury condominium living, spectacular facilities and exceptional views, it is hard to believe the development is mere minutes from the CBD of Kuala Lumpur. The different residential units offer a wide variety of build options and layouts, with an open plan concept featuring prominently. Overall, functionality and uncomplicated design have been favoured over ostentation. Open spaces and greenscapes cover 58% of its total area including 2.8 acres of parkland and six constituent themed parks for activities ranging from active to meditative.

IJM Land Berhad

Ground Floor, Wisma IJM, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia t: +603 7453 8988 f: +603 7952 9848 e: sales@ijm.com w: www.ijmland.com

Highly Commended ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE MALAYSIA DeBunga Residensi by IJM Land Highly Commended CONDOMINIUM MALAYSIA Seri Riana Residence by IJM Land International Property Awards

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PM P  a multidisciplined real estate consultancy offering a comprehensive range of property services. These include every aspect from planning to development, from construction to handover, from handover to occupation, from occupation to management and from management to value enhancement. Part of the ADIB Group, MPM Properties combines international qualifications and service levels with an in-depth understanding of the entire UAE property market. It has offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah and an experienced staff of over 160 people steered by a highly experienced management team. MPM Properties is a Sharia’a compliant company with a strong focus on ethics, transparency and understanding its clients’ needs.

As one of the largest real estate consultants in the UAE, the company has a huge client database of over 800,000 customers in order to profile and target prospective tenants. MPM Properties’ extensive property portfolio includes over 23,500 units under management while its high exposure and profile in the market generates more than 2,000 leasing enquiries every month. Top grade IT systems ensure that all clients’ enquiries are handled efficiently and effectively. Significant staff resources also enable MPM Properties to provide dedicated on-site and off-site teams. Its agency department provides expert advice on buying, selling, leasing, marketing and investing in all types of properties. This expertise crosses every sector including residential, commercial, industrial, retail and land.

e: mpma ency adib com w: www mpmproperties ae

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 P M L., one of the leading property developers in India, has been focused on developing state-of-the-art retail led mixedused developments and standalone residential and commercial developments since the late 1990s. These have spanned across major cities in India like Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, etc. Pioneers of impressive real estate destinations, the brand forayed into residential property sector. Following the unparalleled success of its residential properties One Bangalore West and Fountainhead, Phoenix launched Kessaku in September 2014. Kessaku, meaning a masterpiece in Japanese, is a translation of extensive research into the real estate market in Bangalore, promising its potential owners never seen before spaces that exemplify ‘The Fine Art of Living. Perfected’.

Kessaku offers expansive living spaces ranging from 6,200 square feet to 7,500 square feet and by-invitation-only duplex in five exclusive towers. The towers Sora, Niwa, Mizu, Faia and Zefa are inspired by the five natural elements and come with the bespoke privilege of two clubhouses Midori – The Garden Club and Kaze – The Sky Club. Kessaku is the modern architectural vision of Callison – the design consultants and RSP, the associate design consultants. It creates a contemporary paradigm of seamless insideoutside living. The landscaping by Design Cell, subtly complements the overall spatiality in a very contextual and unobtrusive manner. The interior narrative is qualified by Studio Wrap creating luxury attuned to the taste of the global family. This experience is further enhanced by a personalised home intelligence system, intuitive to ensure comfort and the highest degree of security.

Midori – The Garden Club

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No.1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar, Opp: Sheraton Towers, Bangalore 560010, India t: +91 901 999 5555 e: enquiry@kessaku.in w: www.kessaku.in

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 Cole Rayment & White

Residential Development  St Andrews Place by Dandara Ltd

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 The Beeches by Story Homes

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Highly Commended

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Highly Commended

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East Midlands

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Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Cambridge by haart

East of England Architecture Multiple Residence  St Andrews Place by Dandara Ltd Architecture Single Residence

Central Scotland

 Contemporary Farmhouse by Plan Bureau

Apartment

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Harbour Green by MNM Developments (Scot) Ltd

Frith House by Tate Harmer

Development Marketing

Residential Development

 Marketing Campaign for Palazzo by Fusion Residential

 Harbour Green by MNM Developments (Scot) Ltd

Interior Design Apartment  The Penthouse, Westlegate Tower by Swank Interiors Ltd

Cheshire

Highly Commended

Apartment

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

Bollin Hey by PH Property Holdings Ltd

Bridgewater Gardens by Puttock Brown Ltd

 Holm Oak by Oakeve Interiors

Real Estate Agency

Interior Design Show Home

 Ian Tonge Property Services

 Holm Oak by Oakeve Interiors

Residential Development

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Hartford Grange by Redrow Homes Ltd

 Beresfords Marketing Campaigns by Beresfords

Highly Commended

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Stretton Green by Redrow Homes Ltd

Highly Commended

Nash Partnership

Highly Commended

Urban And Rural

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East Sussex

London (cont.)

Real Estate Agency

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Callaways Estate & Lettings Agents

 Cheyne Terrace by MSMR Architects

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Banyan Wharf by Regal Homes

 One Hove Park by The Hyde Group

Highly Commended

3 Merchant Square by Robin Partington & Partners

Commercial High-rise Architecture Essex

 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC

Lettings Agency

Development Marketing

 Balgores Lettings

 The Chilterns Marylebone by YOU Agency

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

 Balgores Property Group

Principal Tower by Brookfield Property Partners; Concord Pacific; W1 Developments

Highly Commended

Colchester by Chewton Rose

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Romford by haart

Hotel Architecture

47 Old Church Street by Echlin

Residential Development

 Minories Hotel by Mackay + Partners llp

 Rose Lane, Great Chesterford by Enterprise Property Group Limited

Interior Design Apartment  Knightsbridge Penthouse

Hampshire

by Staffan Tollgard Design Group

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

 Fleet by haart

Highly Commended

2 Green Street by Base Interior Nevern Square Apartment by Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop

Herefordshire

Interior Design Private Residence

Real Estate Agency

 Southwood by LLI Design

Highly Commended

Russell Baldwin & Bright

Highly Commended

Belgravia Grand Townhouse by Laura Hammett Ltd

Apartment  The Penthouse at Palazzo by Fusion Residential

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency

Interior Design Show Home

 Gibbs Gillespie

 The Grove Villas by Sarah Ward Associates

Highly Commended

Stevenage by haart

Highly Commended

 Miram House by Artemi & Gibbs

The Penthouse at Avant-Garde by Honky Interior Design & Architecture

Residential Development Highly Commended

Fairlanes by Stephen Clasper Interiors Ltd

Highly Commended

One Blackfriars, Show Apartment by The London Furnishing Company for St George PLC

Palazzo by Fusion Residential

Leisure Architecture Isle of Man

 New Pavilion Portico at the Kia Oval by Hugh Petter at ADAM Architecture

Property Single Unit Highly Commended

The Cedar - Ballakilley by Heritage Homes

Lettings Agency

Residential Development

 Keatons

 Slieau Whallian View by Heritage Homes

Highly Commended

Hackney by Felicity J Lord

Highly Commended

Foxtons

Kent

Mixed-use Architecture

Lettings Agency Highly Commended

Medway by haart

 Ransome’s Wharf by MSMR Architects Office rchitecture  33 Central by HB Reavis UK Ltd.

Lancashire

Highly Commended

24 Savile Row by EPR Architects

Residential Development

Highly Commended

10 Midford Place by Sonnemann Toon Architects

 Lawson Rise by Redrow Homes Ltd

Office Interior  Essence by Peldon Rose

Lincolnshire

Highly Commended

Upper Brook Street by Louis Henri Ltd

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

JustGiving by Peldon Rose

 Pygott & Crone

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Mundys Property Services LLP

 Savills

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Khalil and Kane

 Pygott & Crone

Highly Commended

Smuts & Taylor Ltd

Highly Commended

Lincoln by haart

Property Single Unit  Knightsbridge Residence by Garcia Designs

London

Highly Commended

Grey Timbers by Hyatt Group Ltd

Apartment

Highly Commended

Milner Lodge by mDesign London

 Principal Tower by Brookfield Property Partners; Concord Pacific;

Public Service Architecture

W1 Developments

 Paddington Integrated Project

Highly Commended

East Central by Higgins Homes PLC

Highly Commended

The Grays WC1 by Merchant Land

by WestonWilliamson+Partners Highly Commended

11 Harley Street by Sonnemann Toon Architects International Property Awards

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London (cont.)

Northamptonshire

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency

 Foxtons

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Anscombe & Ringland

Highly Commended

Dulwich by haart

Northampton by haart

Northumberland

Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agency

 Stephen Down, Savills

Highly Commended

Residential Development

Residential Development

 Principal Tower by Brookfield Property Partners; Concord Pacific;

 Slaley Village by Anvil Homes Ltd

Red Hot Property

W1 Developments Highly Commended

St Pancras Place by Regal Homes

Nottinghamshire

Highly Commended

Warehaus by Union Developments

Real Estate Agency  West Bridgford by haart

Residential High-rise Development  Principal Tower by Brookfield Property Partners; Concord Pacific; Highly Commended

W1 Developments

Oxfordshire

3 Merchant Square by European Land

Lettings Agency

Residential Landscape Architecture

C ancellors

Highly Commended

 imbledon Garden by C arlotte Rowe Garden

esi n

Property Single Unit T e ouse Sutton Courtenay by Keble omes imited

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

 Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, Luxury Retail Pascall+Watson

Real Estate Agency

and

unnettCraven

C ancellors

Highly Commended

Retail Interior

Residential Development

 atc es of Switzerland Re ent Street by Callison

 The Bell by Henry Jervis and Partners Ltd

Highly Commended

Marsh & Parsons Estate Agents - 94 Baker Street

Highly Commended

Issey Miyake by Portview Fit-Out Limited

by AMI Consultin

Scotland

td

Architecture Multiple Residence  Waterton Mews - Stonewood by Dandara

Manchester

Highly Commended

Lettings Agency

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

 The Spruce at Hazelwood by Dandara

homes4u group ltd

Development Marketing

Residential Development  ayescroft by P Property

Taymouth Marina Townhouses 1-5 by McKenzie Strickland Associates

CI

 Stoneywood by Dandara

P

Real Estate Agency Marketing Middlesex

Highly Commended

Public Services Development

Property E perts by Rettie

Co

Retail Architecture

 Karuna Manor Care ome by T C Group

A Arc itects

 Camerons

S owroom Pert by McKenzie Strickland Associates

Real Estate Agency Shropshire

 Gibbs Gillespie Highly Commended

Lawrence Rand Estate Agents

Real Estate Agency  McCartneys

North East England

Highly Commended

Samuel

P

ood

Company

Interior Design Private Residence  T e C apel on t e ill by Evolution

esi n

Somerset Real Estate Agency

North East Scotland

Highly Commended

Robin King Estate Agents

Property Single Unit Highly Commended

The Devonshire at The Grange by Dandara

Residential Development Highly Commended

The Wynd - Hazelwood by Dandara

South East England Architecture Single Residence  arford Manor by uada

olyport imited and Studio enley Arc itects

Interior Design Private Residence North West England

 Lakeview House by Interior L

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Luxury Surrey Residence by NR Property Developments Ltd

 Ballakilley by Heritage Homes

Highly Commended

Bracken od e

Architecture Single Residence

Interior Design Show Home

 Maine Court T e Town ouse by erita e omes

 Shaanti House by NR Property Developments Ltd

Public Service Interior Highly Commended

eybrid e by T e ondon urnis in Company

Highly Commended

Re ency ouse by A O

T e Trian le Community Met odist C urc

Highly Commended

Saddle Stones by Octagon Developments

by igloo interiors

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 2-move Estate Agent

 PFK Platinum by PFK Estate Agency

Highly Commended

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by Accouter

Gibbs Gillespie

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South East Wales

West Midlands

Real Estate Agency

Interior Design Show Home

 Albany Road by Darlows

Highly Commended

South West England

Office Interior

Architecture Multiple Residence

 112 Colmore Row by The Luxe Interiors

 Penolva by Finn Erschen Architekt

Real Estate Agency

Development Marketing

 Fine & Country, West Midlands

Broadwell House, The Limes, Stratford-Upon-Avon by Housestyle Countrywide Ltd

Highly Commended

The Summit by Redrow Homes Ltd

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Interior Design Private Residence

 McCartneys LLP

 Lane House by Alexander James Interiors

Highly Commended

Interior Design Show Home

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Bose Campaign by Samuel Wood & Company

Finzel Reach Development, Cask Store Apartments

 Chestnut Walk by Redrow Homes Ltd

by David Hutton Interiors

Highly Commended

Scarlet Oak by Ortus omes

Public Service Architecture  Bristol Royal Infirmary by CO A Arc itects

West Sussex

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Property Single Unit

 Marchand Petit

 Fivens Place by MJH Executive Homes Ltd

Highly Commended

Bradford’s Quay by Cole Rayment & White

Real Estate Agency  Brock Taylor

South Yorkshire

Residential Development

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

West Yorkshire

Residential Development Highly Commended

Fivens Place by MJH Executive Homes Ltd

Gleadless by Haybrook Ryton Springs, North Anston

Property Single Unit

by Mandale Homes

Highly Commended

Sunningdale @ Nostell Fields by Redrow Homes Ltd

Suffolk

Residential Development

Lettings Agency

 Horsforth Vale by Redrow Homes Ltd

Highly Commended

Ipswich by haart

Real Estate Agency

Yorkshire & The Humber

 Ipswich by haart

Real Estate Agency Marketing  Preston Baker

Surrey United Kingdom

Lettings Agency Highly Commended

Chancellors

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended

Croydon by haart

 Portbyhan Hotel Renovation by TGL Property Developer Website

Property Single Unit  Sprin

ill by Searc field omes

 www.higginshomes.co.uk by Higgins Homes PLC

Highly Commended

Arlington Leigh Hill Road by Meadway Homes Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Saddle Stones by Octa on

Mixed-use Development

evelopments

www.phph.co.uk by PH Property Holdings Ltd

Real Estate Agency

 10 New Burlington Street by The Crown Estate

 Chancellors

Highly Commended

City South by Dandara

Highly Commended

Barton Wyatt

Office Development

Highly Commended

Dorking by haart

 10 New Burlington Street by The Crown Estate Highly Commended

33 Central by HB Reavis UK Ltd.

Huntingdon Place

Highly Commended

Canada Life by Heritage Homes

by Meadway Homes Ltd

Property Consultancy Marketing

Residential Development Highly Commended

 Marketing and Country Matters 2015 by Symonds & Sampson LLP Wales

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Real Estate Agency Website

 Kelvin Francis Ltd

 www.foxtons.co.uk by Foxtons

Khalil and Kane

Highly Commended

www.chancellors.co.uk by Chancellors

Warwickshire

Highly Commended

www.keatons.com by Keatons

Property Single Unit

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

 Abbotsford House by Castle Homes of Warwick

 41 Church Street by McDonnell Associates

Residential Development

Highly Commended

 Henley Grange by Greywell Property Ltd Highly Commended

Clarendon Mews, Alveston Place, Royal Leamington Spa

Coachhouse - Walled Garden - Stoneywood by Dandara

Highly Commended

Baylis Old Sc ool by enley omes P C

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International Property Award Winners Best Apartment Africa Mauritius Royal Park - Mascarene Apartment by Royal Park Balaclava Ltd Americas USA Regalia by Regalia Beach Developers Asia Pacific Mongolia Jardin Residence by S Development Europe Poland ZLOTA 44 by Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o. UK The Penthouse at Palazzo by Fusion Residential INTERNATIONAL WINNER Regalia by Regalia Beach Developers Best Architecture Multiple Residence Americas Barbados Settlers Beach by Gillespie & Steel Arabia Dubai Adventz Tower by LW Design Group LLC Asia Pacific Hong Kong Double Cove Phases 4-5 by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, New World Development Co Ltd Europe Turkey ICONOVA by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A.S. UK Cheyne Terrace by MSMR Architects INTERNATIONAL WINNER Adventz Tower by LW Design Group LLC Best Architecture Single Residence Africa Egypt Private Residence by DAR Designs Americas Brazil Pocket House by Cristina Menezes Arquitetura Arabia Bahrain Private Residence @ Bahrain by Design Studio-Architects Asia Pacific Singapore 65BTP-House by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Europe France Villa 1 by Andraos Associates UK The Spruce at Hazelwood by Dandara INTERNATIONAL WINNER Private Residence @ Bahrain by Design Studio-Architects Best Commercial High-rise Architecture Americas Brazil Golden Tower by Torres & Bello Arquitetos + Finger Engenharia Asia Pacific Hong Kong OLIV by Theo Texture Europe Turkey My ew ork Office Pro ect by Camo lu Arc itecture UK 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC INTERNATIONAL WINNER 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC Best Commercial High-rise Development Arabia Abu Dhabi Capital Gate by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Asia Pacific Singapore Arc 380 by Prominent Site Pte Ltd Europe Turkey AND by Anadolu Gayrimenkul INTERNATIONAL WINNER Arc 380 by Prominent Site Pte Ltd Best Commercial Landscape Architecture Americas Barbados Church Village Green by Talma Mill Studios Ltd Arabia Dubai JBR, The Beach by Cracknell Asia Pacific China Shenzhen Bay Inner Lake Park by Shenzhen Aube Architectural Engineering Design Co., Ltd. Europe Turkey Istanbul Marin by Dap Yapi INTERNATIONAL WINNER Shenzhen Bay Inner Lake Park by Shenzhen Aube

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Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Africa Kenya New Wing | Nakumatt Expansion by Greenhills Investments Ltd Americas Barbados Shirley House by Habitats Architectural Designs Inc. UK Portbyhan Hotel Renovation by TGL Property INTERNATIONAL WINNER Portbyhan Hotel Renovation by TGL Property Best Condominium Americas Canada The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation Asia Pacific Malaysia Mirage By The Lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad INTERNATIONAL WINNER The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation Best Developer Website Africa South Africa www.sitari.co.za by Adlab Advertising (Pty) Ltd Americas Barbados www.royalwestmoreland.com by Royal Westmoreland Arabia Dubai www.damacproperties.com by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Asia Pacific Malaysia www.tropicanacorp.com.my by Tropicana Corporation Berhad Europe Turkey www.nef.com.tr by Nef Real Estate UK www.higginshomes.co.uk by Higgins Homes PLC INTERNATIONAL WINNER www.higginshomes.co.uk by Higgins Homes PLC Best Development Marketing Africa South Africa Tokai Estate by AdMakers International Americas Bahamas Deep Water Cay by Deep Water Cay Arabia Oman Saraya Bandar Jissah by Saraya Bandar Jissah Asia Pacific India HBS View360 by HBS Realtors Pvt. Ltd. Europe Germany THE:SQUARE3 by Moritz Gruppe UK The Chilterns Marylebone by YOU Agency INTERNATIONAL WINNER Tokai Estate by AdMakers International Best Golf Course Arabia Dubai Trump World Golf Club, Dubai by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC INTERNATIONAL WINNER Trump World Golf Club, Dubai by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Best Golf Development Africa Kenya Aberdare Hills Golf Resort by Panda Development Co. Ltd. Americas Barbados Royal Westmoreland by Royal Westmoreland Arabia Dubai Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C) Asia Pacific Vietnam Danang Beach Resort by VinaCapital Danang Resort Ltd Europe Spain PGA Catalunya Resort by PGA Catalunya Resort INTERNATIONAL WINNER Royal Westmoreland by Royal Westmoreland

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inners

Best Hotel Architecture Americas Puerto Rico Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve by SB Architects Arabia Ras Al Khaimah Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah by Al Hamra Real Estate Development LLC Asia Pacific Singapore Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beac Road by O Group imited Europe Turkey Bur u Towers by ap Yapi UK Minories Hotel by Mackay + Partners llp INTERNATIONAL WINNER Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road by UOL Group Limited

Best Leisure Architecture Africa Sudan Ozone Cafe by Iskan Arc itects Americas Barbados T e Spa by Gillespie Steel Asia Pacific China S en min orld eisure City by P Alp a esi n imited Europe Poland Zoom atury Recreational Park by izio esi n International UK ew Pavilion Portico at t e Kia Oval by u Petter at A AM Arc itecture INTERNATIONAL WINNER Shengming orld Leisure City by PH lpha Design Limited

Best Hotel Interior Africa Tanzania PARK YATT ZA ZIBAR by A International Americas US T e an am otel C ica o by Ric mond International Arabia Dubai Paramount Tower otel Residences by AMAC Properties Co. LLC Asia Pacific China Marriott Z en z ou by esi n uncan Miller llmann Europe etherlands aldorf Astoria Amsterdam by G A esi n INTERNATIONAL WINNER Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences by D M C Properties Co. LLC

Best Leisure Development Africa Mauritius Royal Park by Royal Park Balaclava Ltd Americas Beli e Kanantik Belize by Kanantik Reef un le Resort Arabia Qatar a oona Mall eisure evelopment by arwis oldin Asia Pacific Macau Club Oasis by Concordia Investment Properties td INTERNATIONAL WINNER Lagoona Mall Leisure Development by Darwish Holding

Best Industrial Development Asia Pacific Singapore est Park BizCentral by Soilbuild Group oldin s td Europe Russia mitrov o istics Park by G elamco INTERNATIONAL WINNER Dmitrov Logistics Park by Ghelamco Best Interior Design Apartment Africa Kenya Star Residency by Studio AZ Zamco oldin s imited Americas US T e Bo by P T Interiors C Arabia Lebanon GS APARTME T by SG Arc itects Asia Pacific Singapore Apartment St Re is Residences by TOPIC ESIG ST IO PTE T Europe Swit erland Apartment Makeover ake Zuric by Studioforma Associated Architects GmbH UK Kni tsbrid e Pent ouse by Staffan Toll ard esi n Group INTERNATIONAL WINNER partment St. Regis Residences by TOPIC DESIG STUDIO PTE LTD Best Interior Design Private Residence Africa South Africa Blair At oll Golf Estate Residence by Tilt esi n Americas Canada estwood ane Estate Residence by lora i Menna esi ns Inc Arabia Dubai Palm umeira by Zen Interiors C Asia Pacific Japan Kasara Town ouses by esi n Intervention Europe Swit erland Sky Blue ottikon by Martinuzzi Interiors UK olm Oak by Oakeve Interiors INTERNATIONAL WINNER estwood Lane Estate Residence by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. Best Interior Design Show Home Americas US Ocean ouse by Antrobus Ramirez Asia Pacific China Golden eye by Ale ander on Arc itects imited Europe Poland Z OTA by Zlota Sp z o o UK olm Oak by Oakeve Interiors INTERNATIONAL WINNER Golden eye by le ander ong rchitects Limited

Best Leisure Interior Americas Canada Ea les est Golf Club by lora i Menna esi ns Inc Asia Pacific China T e Melody erby oun es Bei in Club ouse by Inarc esi n on Kon imited Europe Greece Rook Cafe elicatessen by Bllend esi nOffice INTERNATIONAL WINNER The Melody & Derby Lounges Bei ing Clubhouse by Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited Best Lettings Agency Africa South Africa ust ettin Americas Bra il ereInRio Arabia Qatar Q Homes LLC Asia Pacific Philippines CBRE Philippines UK Prospect Estate A ency INTERNATIONAL WINNER Prospect Estate gency Best Mixed-use Architecture Americas Me ico acienda C aka by Arturo Campos Arc itects Arabia Saudi rabia Sari Gardens by Badih and Kantar Architects Asia Pacific China Mapletree Business City S an ai ivoCity S an ai by AEDAS Europe Germany T E S ARE by Moritz Gruppe UK Ransome’s Wharf by MSMR Architects INTERNATIONAL WINNER Mapletree Business City Shanghai & VivoCity Shanghai by ED S Best Mixed-use Development Africa South Africa aterfall Estates by aterfall Investment Company Atterbury Century Americas Bra il Ma estic illa e by Ritz G Arabia Qatar usail City by usail Real Estate evelopment Company Asia Pacific Vietnam Ecopark ietnam by iet un rban evelopment Investment SC Europe Turkey ICO O A by Sireci Acarsan Insaat ve Ticaret A S UK ew Burlin ton Street by T e Crown Estate INTERNATIONAL WINNER Lusail City by Lusail Real Estate Development Company

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Best Mixed-use Interior Asia Pacific Hong Kong Prince’s VIP Lounge by Krispace Design Consultancy Co Ltd INTERNATIONAL WINNER Prince’s VIP Lounge by Krispace Design Consultancy Co Ltd

Best New Hotel Construction & Design Africa Kenya Park Inn Hotel by AMS Properties Limited Americas Haiti The Marriott Hotel by The Marriott Hotel Haiti Design and Build Team Arabia Oman Saraya Bandar Jissah by Saraya Bandar Jissah Asia Pacific Indonesia BASK Gili Meno by PT BASK Gili Meno INTERNATIONAL WINNER Saraya Bandar Jissah by Saraya Bandar Jissah

Best Office Architecture Americas Paraguay Phare Tower by CARLOS OTT, Architects in association with CARLOS PONCE DE LEON Architects Arabia Kuwait Naseeb Maritime Company by Roma International Asia Pacific India Bestech Headquarter by Chapman Taylor Europe Switzerland OAD Europe by Oppenheim Architecture UK 33 Central by HB Reavis UK Ltd. INTERNATIONAL WINNER Phare Tower by CARLOS OTT, Architects in association with CARLOS PONCE DE LEON Architects

Best Office Development Africa Tanzania Evoke Luminary by Estim Construction / Evoke Asia Pacific Malaysia MCity Office Tower by M and Medini akeside Development Sdn Bhd Europe Turkey AND by Anadolu Gayrimenkul UK 10 New Burlington Street by The Crown Estate INTERNATIONAL WINNER UMCity Office Tower by UMLand Medini Lakeside Development Sdn Bhd

Best Office Interior Africa Kenya Regus Eaton Place by Century City Property Americas Canada General Electric Global Head Quarters - Grid IQ Innovation Centre by Flora Di Menna Designs Inc. Arabia Kuwait Wafra Real Estate by Gensler & Associates International LTD Asia Pacific Hong Kong Kin bri t Office by PTan Studio td Europe Poland ecoRoom Office by ecoRoom Interior esi n office UK Essence by Peldon Rose INTERNATIONAL WINNER Kingbright Office by PTang Studio Ltd.

Best Property Consultancy Africa Angola Colliers International Americas Canada Colliers International Arabia Dubai Ere Homes Asia Pacific China Jones Lang LaSalle Europe Montenegro Colliers International UK Savills INTERNATIONAL WINNER Jones Lang LaSalle

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Best Property Consultancy Marketing Arabia Bahrain Juffair Heights by Pegasus Real Estate Asia Pacific New Zealand 1 Victoria Street, Wellington, New Zealand by CBRE New Zealand UK Marketing and Country Matters 2015 by Symonds & Sampson LLP INTERNATIONAL WINNER Marketing and Country Matters 2015 by Symonds & Sampson LLP Best Property Consultancy Website Americas Canada www.collierscanada.com by Colliers International Asia Pacific Thailand www.cbre.co.th by CBRE Thailand INTERNATIONAL WINNER www.collierscanada.com by Colliers International Best Property Single Unit Africa South Africa Menlyn Learning Hub by Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd Americas Barbados Idyll Moments by Royal Westmoreland Asia Pacific Malaysia Fields of Gold by Primarc Development (M) Sdn Bhd Europe Italy Masseria Helena by ESSENTIS PROPERTIES GROUP UK Knightsbridge Residence by Garcia Designs INTERNATIONAL WINNER Idyll Moments by Royal Westmoreland Best Public Service Architecture Africa Kenya Toyota Kenya Academy by Lexicon + Ion Americas Colombia Links, Pathways and Connectors for the Fortress of Cartagena by MOBO Architects Arabia Qatar Doha Metro by Qatar Rail Asia Pacific Australia Doherty Institute by Grimshaw in collaboration with Billard Leece Partnership Europe Poland European Centre of Geological Education by WXCA sp. z.o.o. UK Paddington Integrated Project by WestonWilliamson+Partners INTERNATIONAL WINNER Doha Metro by Qatar Rail Best Public Service Interior Africa Kenya Kenya Airways Lounges by Planning Interiors Ltd Asia Pacific China GEM Sinus Iridum Sales Office by lora au Europe Turkey Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors INTERNATIONAL WINNER LVGEM Sinus Iridum Sales Office by Flora Lau Best Public Services Development Europe Turkey Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors UK Karuna Manor Carehome by TLC Group / DWA Architects INTERNATIONAL WINNER Konforist Edu. Suites by Renda Helin Design & interiors Best Real Estate Agency Africa South Africa Pam Golding Properties Americas USA Hammond Residential Real Estate Arabia Dubai Ere Homes Asia Pacific Thailand CBRE Thailand Europe Germany Zabel Property Group UK McCartneys LLP INTERNATIONAL WINNER CBRE Thailand

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International Property Award Winners

Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Africa South Africa Seeff Americas USA Hammond Residential Real Estate Arabia Oman Muscat Residence by Real Estate Souq Asia Pacific New Zealand Orakei Bay Village by Barfoot & Thompson Europe Portugal Real Estate Marketing by Fine & Country Portugal UK Beresfords Marketing Campaigns by Beresfords INTERNATIONAL WINNER Real Estate Marketing by Fine & Country Portugal

Best Residential Landscape Architecture Americas Brazil Haras Residence Conquista by Prisma Incorporadora Ltda & Christiane Pompeo Paisagismo Asia Pacific Vietnam Palm Springs, Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC UK Wimbledon Garden by Charlotte Rowe Garden Design INTERNATIONAL WINNER Palm Springs, Ecopark Vietnam by Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment JSC

Best Real Estate Agency Website Africa South Africa www.pamgolding.co.za by Pam Golding Properties Americas Barbados www.chestertonbarbados.com by Chesterton Barbados Arabia Dubai www.luxhabitat.ae by Luxhabitat Asia Pacific Thailand www.cbre.co.th by CBRE Thailand Europe Austria www.avantgardeproperties.com by Avantgarde UK www.foxtons.co.uk by Foxtons INTERNATIONAL WINNER www.foxtons.co.uk by Foxtons

Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment Africa South Africa Festival Edge by Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd and MidCity Property Services (Pty) Ltd. Americas USA Watch Hill by Karp Associates Inc. Asia Pacific India One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd UK 41 Church Street by McDonnell Associates INTERNATIONAL WINNER One Avighna Park by Avighna India Ltd

Best Real Estate Agent Americas Brazil WhereInRio Asia Pacific Thailand Barry King of Prime Real Estate Phuket UK Stephen Down, Savills INTERNATIONAL WINNER Stephen Down, Savills Best Residential Development Africa Seychelles Pangia Beach by Panosco Properties Ltd. Americas USA Heritage Sands by Heritage Sands Arabia Saudi Arabia Diyar Al Salam by Lifestyle Developers Asia Pacific Malaysia The Airie, Sri Damansara by LOH & LOH Development Europe Poland ZLOTA 44 by Zlota 44 Sp. z.o.o. UK Rose Lane, Great Chesterford by Enterprise Property Group Limited INTERNATIONAL WINNER Rose Lane, Great Chesterford by Enterprise Property Group Limited Best Residential High-rise Architecture Americas Argentina Harbour Tower by Madero Harbour Arabia Dubai Ellington Group DT1 by Perkins+Will Asia Pacific Thailand Wish Signature Midtown Siam by Tandem Architects 2001 Co., Ltd Europe Turkey Süperates Residences by iki design group INTERNATIONAL WINNER Harbour Tower by Madero Harbour Best Residential High-rise Development Africa South Africa Studios @ Burnett by Feenstra Group (Pty) Ltd Americas Canada The Residences of 488 University Avenue by Amexon Development Corporation Arabia Bahrain Juffair Heights by Dadabhai Development & Properties Management Co. W.L.L. Asia Pacific Hong Kong Double Cove Phases 2-3 Starview and Starview Prime by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, New World Development Co Ltd Europe Cyprus Del Mar Residences by Cypeir Properties Ltd, a joint venture of The Leptos Group and The D.Zavos Group UK Principal Tower by Brookfield Property Partners; Concord Pacific; W1 Developments INTERNATIONAL WINNER Double Cove Phases 2-3 Starview and Starview Prime by Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, New World Development Co Ltd

Best Retail Architecture Africa Egypt bi5 Food Mood Plaza by Amr Omar Architects Arabia Bahrain Argan Village by Alargan Project Management Asia Pacific China Junfa Eye of Spring by PH Alpha Design Limited Europe Turkey Vadi Boulevard / Retail by iki design group UK Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, Luxury Retail by Pascall+Watson and DunnettCraven INTERNATIONAL WINNER Junfa Eye of Spring by PH Alpha Design Limited

Best Retail Development Africa Kenya The Village Market New Retail by Greenhills Investments Ltd Arabia Bahrain Argan Village by Alargan Project Management Asia Pacific Malaysia Mesa Mall by Green Target Group Europe Poland Tarasy Zamkowe by Immofinanz AG INTERNATIONAL WINNER Argan Village by Alargan Project Management

Best Retail Interior Americas Brazil Supermercado FESTVAL - Santa Felicidade by SASIS+ARTD3 Arquitetura de Interiores Asia Pacific Hong Kong De RUCCI Bespoke by Alexander Wong Architects Limited Europe Turkey Seba Real Estate Sales Office by Koray Yavuzer Mimarlik UK Watches of Switzerland, Regent Street by Callison INTERNATIONAL WINNER De RUCCI Bespoke by Alexander Wong Architects Limited

Best Retirement Development Asia Pacific India Anandam at Bahri Beautiful Country by Bahri Estates Private Limited INTERNATIONAL WINNER Anandam at Bahri Beautiful Country by Bahri Estates Private Limited

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